Bed bugs are small pests that can spread very quickly. If your home has a bed bug infestation, you need to do everything you can to get rid of the bugs as quickly as you can. The guide below walks you through the process for getting rid of bed bugs.
Determine if You Really Do Have Bed Bugs in Your Home
The first thing you need to do is determine if you have bed bugs in your home. Go to a home improvement store and purchase a bed bug trap. The trap has gel inside of it that is scented to attract the bed bugs. You remove the peel from the trap and place it under your bed. The bugs will be attracted to the scent and become trapped in the gel. When you check the trap and see that there are bed bugs in it, you will know for sure that you do have a bed bug infestation in your home.
Hire a Pest Control Company
Next, you need to hire a pest control company to come to your home to take care of the problem for you. When you have an infestation in your home, the technician that comes to treat the infestation has to do more than just kill the bugs, he or she also has to kill the eggs and larvae that they created. If only the bugs are killed, the eggs and larvae will turn into bed bugs eventually and you will be left with the same problem again. The technician can use natural treatments that will be safe to use around children and pets, as well.
Avoid a Repeat Infestation
It is important to avoid a possible repeat infestation in the future. The best way to do this is to be careful with your luggage when you travel. Professionals suggest leaving your luggage in your car and bringing items into the room as you need to use them. This limits the exposure your belongings have to potential bed bugs. When you get home from travel, wash everything, including your luggage right away.
Taking the time to be proactive with a possible infestation will better your chances of preventing another one from happening. If you do not want to test to see if you have bed bugs, you can simply hire the pest control company to come to your home to do an evaluation. They can let you know if you have any bugs in your home and how to treat them.