Getting rid of bed bugs is a top priority, and you might be wondering if you can get rid of the infestation using traps. These traps are cheap, easy to use and easy to find, but are they actually effective?
How effective are DIY measures against bed bugs?
One of the commercially available bed bug traps on the market come in the form of small pods that are designed to lure the insects in and expose them to insecticides. However, bed bugs are quick to adapt to most types of chemicals, with the exception of tightly regulated insecticides that are mostly reserved for professional use. You will also find a large variety of other products on the market, but most of them are ineffective, and the best way to deal with a bed bug infestation is with the help of a pro.
How do pros remove bed bug infestations?
A pest control pro will start by conducting an inspection in order to determine the location of the infestation. Bed bugs can be spread throughout the home, not just the bed, so this stage of the process is essential. Once the locations of the bed bugs have been detected, the pro will begin the control process. The process is usually extensive and both steam and insecticides may be used. Some pieces of furniture will also have to be dismantled in order to reach all the crevices and hidden areas where the bed bugs may hide. Once the main pieces of furniture have been treated, other areas of the home may require treatment as well, areas such as those behind baseboards, where bed bugs are known to hide.
Hiring a pro
To find the best pest control company for your problem, you can look for companies in your area and contact them to get a list of prices. Google is your friend in this case, and you can also get references from your family or neighbors if they’ve had to deal with bed bugs in the past. Make sure to shop around and find the best offer, and that you check the companies’ websites for extra information regarding their experience in the field.
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