What To Do If You Think You Have Bed Bugs

Posted on: 30 September 2022


Bed bugs might have a very cute name but make no mistake, these little creatures are vicious and one of the most annoying problems you can deal with. Not only do they ruin some of your most comfortable places in the house, but they also can cause health issues if you are not careful. That is why even if you just have a little hint that you might have a bed bug infestation you need to be as proactive as possible in ensuring that they get destroyed. Here are a few steps you should follow if you think you have bed bugs.

Finding Evidence 

The first thing you need to do if you get a hunch that you have bed bugs is to confirm or deny your suspicions. Bed bugs are less than a centimeter long, are quite flat, and look like tiny little raisins sometimes. They hide in deep, dark crevices of furniture and cushioning, and can often be found in your mattress or in the cracks of your seats. Sometimes they can resemble stains more than actual insects, so make sure to get a very close look if you think you spot a discoloration as it may actually be a bed bug.

Calling In The Cavalry

When you find any evidence of bed bugs the first thing you need to do is call for specialist pest control contractors. There is no way to eliminate these pests from your house without using an expert because they are so small and hide in very unusual spots. You could spend weeks looking for all the different areas of your home that they hide in and only find a couple, whereas pest control contractors will be able to sniff them out and target them with the correct methods of elimination in much less time.

Bed Bug Heat Treatment

Bed bugs die when the temperature hits a certain level as long as you can keep it that hot for a few hours. Not only does this kill adult bed bugs, but it kills all of their potential babies and any that haven't been fully developed yet. Bed bug heat treatment can be another option. It is great because it doesn't use chemicals, so your home doesn't reek of cleaner afterward, and you don't have to throw out the furniture that bed bugs have infested. It also means you don't have to spend hours looking for all the little hiding spots, the heat treatment cleanses the whole room.