How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

You see the little brown critters on your sheets and notice little blood marks there too?
You probably want to know how to get rid of bed begs immediately. They are stubborn
little critters that can enter your home by any number of means. They really do not care
if your home is clean or not; they live near blood sources, not dirt. If you have been
traveling and stayed at a hotel or bed and breakfast, you could have brought the bugs
home with you.

Bed Bugs Can Follow You on Vacation
They latch themselves onto luggage, clothing, furniture, and can even travel on pipes
and wires. Never bring any upholstered furniture home from a thrift store or bring home
a used mattress without first placing the item in your garage or shop and treating the
product with pest control products. If you are in the habit of renting furniture, the same
advice applies.

Bed bug infestations can be an awful experience, affecting you and your family even
after they are gone due to the psychological fear factor involved. This is why you
need to treat the problem as soon as it is noticed so you can rid your home of the little
buggers. Go to your online do-it-yourself website and take a look at all the products
available to you. You will save a lot of money doing the job yourself.

There are individual products you can purchase such as insecticides and sprays or you
can choose to buy yourself a kit with all the products you will need. The instructions are
very important to read; no skimping on reading the labels here. This is what makes a
professional just that, a professional. Pest control technicians are trained to read and
follow all the labels which is something you can do on your own.

Travel Much? Invest in Other Products to Protect Yourself
There are other products available to you if you feel you may have future outbreaks.
You can purchase a steam cleaner guaranteed to get rid of the bugs with heat and not
chemicals. There are also sheet and bed mattress covers you can purchase which repel
bed bugs and may reduce the amount of dust mites as well.

Monica Bird (949 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.