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How to Temporarily Live With Bed Bugs Before Utilizing Professional Treatment

Posted on Jan 9, 2014

Nothing is worse for your sleep schedule than going to bed after seeing bed bug bites on your body. A bed bug infestation is problematic and is an issue that can grow exponentially over time if it is not addressed. Although it is wise to eliminate a potential bed bug infestation as soon as possible, this is not always a viable option due to issues such as finances or a tight schedule. Temporarily living with a bed bug infestation is achievable by following some simple tips and strategies.


Move to A New Sleeping Location


Moving to a new sleeping location is an easy way to get a couple good nights sleep without worry. However, this will only be a short-term solution, as bed bugs are known to migrate once their food supply is eliminated. In the mean time, use some Bed Bug 911 Exterminator spray in the area of your old sleeping location as well as your new sleeping location. It is important to wash all of the laundry, blankets and covers as well as vacuum all carpeting. Bed Bug 911 Exterminator Laundry Treatment is useful for ensuring eradication of bed bugs during the wash cycle. Make sure to use the hottest temperature setting on your dryer as well. Be sure to spray and visually inspect your mattress, box spring and furniture in the room. Do not miss a spot, bedbugs are even known to hide in obscure places such as an electrical outlet or cracks between carpeting and the wall. Steam cleaning is also an important step in the process, as the heat from the water will destroy any eggs which have been laid.


Protect Yourself From Fresh Bites


Even after extensive cleaning and application of spray, it is still entirely possible to have some bed bugs or bed bug eggs left. For this reason, preventing them from regaining dominance is essential. 


Prevent Future Bed Bug Issues


Knowing the signs of a bed bug infestation is critical, especially when you plan on traveling and staying in motel or hotel rooms. According to The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "When checking into a hotel, it is a good idea to immediately inspect rooms for bed bugs. Bed bugs like to live in groups, in cracks and other dark, tight places. These “hot spots” can often be identified because bed bugs leave small brown/black spots and smears (liquid feces) in these hiding places. Fecal spots may also be found on bed linens, pillows and mattresses. Bed bugs live in cracks the width of a credit card and in void areas created by wood framing of the foundation."

Be sure to contact us at Extermco Termite & Pest Control Inc. if you have any questions about eradicating bedbugs from your home.

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