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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

 In Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

Despite being tiny, bed bugs are very stubborn pests. To effectively get rid of bed bugs, you generally need a professional, like Pest Control Inc in Las Vegas NV. Because bed bug infestations tend to spike during spring and summer when traveling is common, we’ll be talking about bed bugs and how to treat them.

How to Identify Bed Bug Infestations

Bed bugs are small, about the size of an apple seed and they’re nocturnal, only coming out at night when you’re asleep. So while you may not always see them, there are other ways to identify whether or not you have a bed bug infestation.

  • Bed bug bites: they’re small, red, and itchy. They may also become swollen similar to mosquito bites.
  • Blood stains: if you see small blood stains on your sheets, this could be a sign of bed bugs
  • Bed bug exoskeletons: when bed bugs molt into their next stage, they’ll leave their old skin casings.

Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?

Although bed bugs aren’t dangerous, they can cause stress, anxiety, and even lead to PTSD-like symptoms. This is why it’s important to schedule professional bed bug removal as soon as possible.

How to Prevent Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers. They’ll move from one destination to the next virtually undetected so you’ll want to use caution when buying secondhand items, traveling, using public transportation, and staying in hotel rooms. Although, even the cleanest of homes can still get bed bugs, you’ll still want to maintain a clean and orderly home to help prevent bed bugs, vacuuming your home at least once a week.

As an extra precaution when traveling, you can wrap your luggage in a garbage bag. Bed bugs cannot latch to slippery surfaces. Also, wash all of your clothing, blankets, and other fabric-like materials in hot water. Bed bugs can’t survive in extreme temperatures.

How to Treat a Bed Bug Infestation

It can be very unsettling knowing you have bed bugs in your home. These tiny pests will infest your bedding, furniture, baseboards, and more. When they bite, they’ll leave you with itchy red bites that can trigger infections.

Bed bugs are very difficult to get rid of, especially for professionals because they’ve developed resistance against many common pesticides. We at Pest Control Inc, know how frustrating it is to deal with these unwelcome pests so if you have bed bugs, contact us as soon as possible. We’ll inspect your home, locate the pests, and recommend the best treatment for your unique situation. Our high temperature steam will not only kill live bed bugs, but will also eliminate eggs to prevent future infestations.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Las Vegas and Henderson NV

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