Here are some bed bug eradication strategies:

Bed Bug Eradication Strategies
Use these strategies to have the most effective bed bug treatment.

Bed Bug Eradication Strategies

Bed bug infestations can be a burdening nightmare for any homeowner. These small, reddish-brown insects are not only a nuisance but can also cause serious health problems for humans and pets.

If you have had a bed bug problem, you must call a professional immediately. With proper treatment, bed bugs can be eliminated quickly and effectively.

How To Identify Bed Bugs

There are several ways that homeowners, can identify if they have a serious infestation. Here are a few signs of bed bugs in your home: 

  • Quick inspection (Professional exterminator K-9 inspections are quick and effective in determining if you have these pests in your home) 
  • blood stains on sheets and linen
  • bite marks on your body (specifically your legs and arms) 

The Problems With Having Bed Bugs

The major problems of having bed bugs in your home are as followed:

  • Allergic reaction 
  • Skin irritation 
  • Sleep deprived 
  • Anxiety
  • Acute illnesses

Where Are Some Of Their Most Common Hiding Places

Some of the prominent places that bed bugs hide are: 

  • box springs/ box spring
  • bed frame/ bed frames
  • mattress and box springs / mattress and box spring
  • mattress encasements/ mattress encasement
  • dresser drawers
  • electrical outlets
  • infested furniture
  • furniture legs
  • upholstered furniture
  • picture frames
  • bed sheets
  • bed linens

Bed Bug Eradication Strategies

What NOT to Do

Don’t panic. If you find bed bugs, don’t panic.  We are here to help!

Try not to kill the bugs. Bed bugs can be hard to find, so it helps if you can show us a sample of the type of bug you have seen

Don’t throw away stuff. Many people panic and start throwing items away.  This is not necessary most of the time. If you treat the affected area with heat, most items are salvageable.  You should throw away all trash as heat treatments for bed bugs are more effective with less clutter. 

Don’t move all your furniture. Don’t tear apart your room! You do not want to disturb the bugs, which can potentially cause them to find a deeper hiding place in your room.  With heat treatments, you want the heat to be able to reach the bed bugs.  This is more difficult if they have burrowed deeper into the tiny cracks and crevices of your room.

Don’t use off-the-shelf products such as bombs, foggers, sprays, and diatomaceous earth (DE).  These too can just force the pests into hiding making it more difficult to kill the bed bugs.

Try not to sleep somewhere else. As difficult as this may be, it only makes matters worse if you sleep on the couch or in another bedroom, because the bed bugs will eventually follow you there.

Avoid home remedies such as vigorous cleaning, rubbing alcohol, and baking soda. These methods may kill the bugs that are visible, but they will not draw out the bugs or kill the eggs or bed bugs that are hiding.

What TO Do

Call us immediately (up to 11 pm).  We would love to help you develop a strategy to eradicate bed bugs from your home.

Save live bugs. Put them in an airtight plastic bag so you can show us when we arrive at your house.  It is helpful to show your pest control specialist the type of bug that you found so that we can verify that you actually do have bed bugs.

Leave all items as is in the room. Once an extermination plan has been determined, we can advise on which items in the room should be moved.  The fewer disturbances in the room lend to a more effective bed bug heat treatment.  But, please discard any trash in a tightly sealed plastic bag.

Keep sleeping in your bed.  In order to contain the infestation, it is best to continue to sleep in the same bed as usual.  Bed bugs will eventually find you wherever you choose to sleep.

Treat with HEAT.  We believe that heat treatment is the best option for any bed bug infestation. Click HERE to see how easy it can be to get ready for a heat treatment. We have full-service and DIY options (heat rentals) available at affordable prices.  We would love to talk to you to determine the best bed bug eradication strategies for your situation.

Eliminating Bed Bugs Does Not Need To Be Challenging – Bed Bug Eradication Strategies

Here are some of the most prevalent tactics for killing bed bugs: 

  • bug bombs
  • chemical treatments
  • hot water
  • hot steam
  • heat treatments (kills bed bugs fast)
  • vacuum cleaner
  • insecticide treatments
  • call a bed bug control service (best bed bug removal option)

Want To Prevent Bed Bugs From Taking Over?

If you think you may have cimex lectularius (bed bugs), it is essential to get professional help by calling a pest control company as soon as possible. Bed bugs are challenging to eliminate and can cause problems in your home. Call us; our professionals at Debug Your Beds will help to kill bed bugs and prevent these pesky bugs from ever coming back.