How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

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 Eliminating Bed Bugs: How to Get Rid of Them

Bed bugs are the worst. Sure, having an ant problem is a pain, and dealing with roaches in the kitchen can be gross (to say the least). But waking up covered in bed bug bites? That’s on an entirely different plane.


While it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of bed bugs for good, it’s definitely doable. The most important thing is to understand your options beforehand, so that you can be sure you’re taking the right approach. We’ve put together this guide to help you understand the importance of opting for professional bed bug treatment over DIY methods, along with some “bed bug do’s and don’ts.” Keep reading to learn more. 


Bed Bugs and Professional Home Pest Control

At the end of the day, a home pest control company is generally the way to go when it comes to bed bugs. While some bugs respond well to home treatment, bed bugs are particularly difficult to eliminate. A professional pest control service will have the experience needed to ensure that the infestation doesn’t return a few weeks (or even months) down the road.

Here are a few of the advantages of working with a home pest control company:

  • Safety: Trying to treat a bed bug infestation on your own can be hazardous. Bringing in a professional will ensure the safety of your family and pets.
  • Reliability: It’s hard to know whether a certain home treatment approach is working. In the meantime, you’ll still be dealing with bed bug bites. When you work with a pest control company, you can be sure that they’re getting the job done.
  • Affordability: Professional home pest control doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, Home Pest Control offers a number of affordable treatment packages.


Bed Bug Do’s & Don’ts

Whether you opt to go with a professional pest control company or attempt the home treatment approach, there are some do’s and don’ts you should follow:

Bed Bug Do’s
  • DO wash your clothes, sheets, linens, and other fabrics in hot water
  • DO cover your mattress (and box springs, if applicable) with a plastic cover
  • DO examine your mattress closely
  • DO follow precautions and warning labels on pest products
  • DO work with a professional company when needed
  • DO take care to clean your luggage and clothes after traveling
Bed Bug Don’ts
  • DON’T use insecticide on toys or infant cribs
  • DON’T move any items from an infested room into another room in your home
  • DON’T bring secondhand furniture home, as it could carry bed bugs


At the end of the day, a professional home pest control company is the most effective way to get rid of bed bugs for good. Home Pest Control offers affordable, eco-friendly pest services: click below to take a look at our pricing and packages.

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June 5, 2018

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