The Complete Guide to Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

bed bugsIn recent years, bed bugs have become more common in homes and places like hotel rooms. While they don’t cause structural damage or spread diseases, these tiny insects can bite and cause skin problems.

Plus, nobody wants to sleep in a bed infested with bed bugs. So, how can you tell if your home is infested, and when should you seek professional help to eliminate these pests?

Inspect Your Home for Bed bugs

  • Bed bugs are tiny, and you might not notice them unless you actively search for them.
  • Check your mattress, sheets, curtains, and furniture upholstery for live bedbugs or their shed skin.
  • They’re small, about 1/4 inch long, so you can see them with the naked eye.
  • Look for feces that resemble coffee grounds.

If you find bedbugs, their skin, or feces, contact a pest control expert in Myrtle Beach immediately.

Check Your Skin

  • Bedbugs bite when they come into contact with human skin, causing itchy or red skin.
  • Keep in mind that not everyone reacts the same way to bedbug bites; some people may not even realize they’ve been bitten.
  • Pay close attention to your skin and the skin of your loved ones.

Inspect for Live and Hatched Bedbug Eggs:

  • Bed bugs lay eggs and leave fecal matter in and around your home.
  • Examine your furniture and mattress, paying special attention to cracks, wood joints, screw holes, and behind the headboard.
  • Also, check behind wallpaper, chipped paint, and around your baseboards or closet.

bed bugsIf you suspect or confirm a bed bug infestation, the treatment to get rid of them is relatively straightforward. Bedbugs are not fans of heat. Wash your bedding with hot water and soap, and be sure to dry them thoroughly. It’s also crucial to consult a pest control specialist.

Preparing the Infested Area:

Before the pest control treatment begins, there are some steps to prepare the affected area:

  • Declutter: Remove items like magazines and newspapers from the area.
  • Rearrange Furniture: Move furniture away from the walls so the pest control specialist can access draperies, baseboards, and more.
  • Launder Linens: Take all the bedding to a commercial laundromat for washing and drying.
  • Wash Clothing: Any clothing in the infested area should be laundered, especially if it’s been near the bed, stored in a chest or drawer, or has come into contact with the floor.

If you suspect a bed bug infestation, don’t hesitate to call a professional pest control service like Zap Pest Control Inc. Our team can help you effectively deal with bedbugs and other pest problems in your home.

Don’t let bed bugs disrupt your peace of mind. Call Zap Pest Control Inc. now and regain control of your home

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2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

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