The last words any homeowner wants to hear is that they have bed bugs. Unfortunately, anyone can get these hard-to-remove insects. However, if you take the proper residential pest control steps, getting your space bug-free is possible.
How to Control Bed Bugs
1. Clean Up Clutter
For the most part, bed bugs spend most of their time in hiding. They typically only come out to feed. Once they’re done, they will scuttle back to these spots. Other than your mattress and gaps in furniture, they like piles of clothing and general clutter. Professional bed bug services recommend keeping your home tidy to reduce places for them to hide and allow you to focus on fewer treatment areas.
2. Wash Bedding & Vacuum Mattress Regularly
Your mattress and frame will be the main source for these pests. While it’s not necessary to throw these materials or your bedding out, you should clean them at least once a week. Wash all sheets, comforters, pillow cases, and other blankets in hot water, and use the heat setting on the dryer. Also, use the nozzle part of your vacuum to clean the mattress and immediately discard of the bag. Avoid using extensions as this puts your cleaner at risk of also becoming infested.
3. Call a Professional
While staying on top of cleaning will help to lower bed bug numbers, the only real way to control them is to call a residential pest control service. They will inspect your home for all areas of the infestation and come up with an effective treatment plan.
If you’ve discovered bed bugs living in your home, don’t hesitate to call the residential pest control professionals at Pest-Ex for immediate assistance. Since 1956, this locally- and family-owned business has been providing residential and commercial pest control services to the Dothan, AL, area. They provide catered treatment plans to each property they visit because no two infestations are alike. Call them today at (334) 794-5903 and visit their website for more information about their residential pest control services.