While the classic, cautionary, pre-bedtime warning about bed bugs is typically said for fun, bed bugs are very real and troublesome parasitic insects. If you suspect that you might have a bed bug issue or infestation, it is essential that you recognize the signs and get rid of bed bugs as soon as possible. To begin immediately on ridding them from your mattress and home with the following bed bug removal tips and the helpful services of pest control professionals, you can be on your way to getting rid of these unwanted sleepover guests before the bed bugs bite. This guide will help you learn how to safely and effectively get rid of bed bugs once and for all.
Signs You Have Bed Bugs
Bed bugs can be difficult to spot as they are extremely small. They have thin, flat bodies that allow them to fit into most tiny crevices. The most obvious indications of bed bugs are the dark, rust-like stains of their excrement or blood on your sheets.
Another sign is the appearance of itchy, red welts on your body gained overnight while you sleep. If you begin to feel irritating and painful bed bug bites, then you surely have a full-blown infestation that requires immediate action.
4 Effective Bed Bug Removal Tips
Once you have confirmed the presence of bed bugs in your home, you should:
Clean your bedding and nearby items.
Thoroughly clean all your bedding and nearby items with the hottest water possible to ensure they are removed from your bed and infested area. Keep in mind, however, bed bugs do not care about cleanliness — they are after your blood. Your environment could be pristine and bed bugs will still make a home there.
Scrub off bed bugs and their eggs.
Using a stiff and clean brush, aggressively scrub the bed bugs and their future offspring out of the mattress. It is important that you be as thorough as can be.
Vacuum the area.
Once you have removed the bed bugs from the surface of your mattress and other items, vacuum the surrounding area completely and dispose of the vacuuming contents away from your home as far as possible.
Call your local pest control professional.
Although these tips may help with initial bed bug removal, such methods are only temporary and won’t fully eliminate the pests. Chemical removal from dedicated pest control technicians is the best and most effective method for permanent results. The expert team at Critter Control® of Orlando has the tools, equipment, and know-how to successfully rid your home of bed bugs once and for all.
Say Goodnight to Bed Bugs with Critter Control® of Orlando
At Critter Control® of Orlando, we want you to sleep easily without the worry of pests in your bed. Our experienced pest removal technicians can quickly and safely remove nuisance bed bugs from your property and keep them from returning.