Bed Bugs have become a problem pest in the last few years. Yes bed bugs are present in every city in our nation. Remember the old poem: Sleep Tight, Don't let the Bed Bugs bite? Well their back...... Here are a few tips to help you avoid these pests.
When traveling to a new city or staying in a local motel or hotel always check the room our throughly by pulling back the sheets and looking in the cracks and creaves of the bed itself. Check behind the bed, behind the pictures or mirrors in the room. Look for small blood spots on the sheets, mattress, box springs and wall paper. Sometimes they can live in the walls, air and heating ducts and curtains. Should you discover bed bugs report it to the desk clerk immediately. DO NOT BRING YOUR ITEMS INTO THE ROOM. This is very important. Bed Bugs thrive where blood (their food) can be found. This means they can "hitch a ride" to your home in your clothing, suitcases and even shoes. So be sure to report it to the front desk and ask for another room.
Should you discover them at home or in your business don't try to treat it yourself. You can spend hundreds of dollars trying to do it yourself. The best course of action is call your pest control service. We have the best tools to elimate this pest.
If you require the services of a pest control company there are a few things you need to do before your technician arrives:
Vacumn everything and dispose of the bag ASAP. Do not bring the bag back into the house. Strip all beds and wash all sheets and blankets place the wet sheets and blankets in a hot dryer for at least 30 to 45 mins. this should kill all bed bugs and their eggs. Take off the switch covers and all pictures and mirrors from the rooms. Usually when there is an infestation the whole house must be treated to eliminate any re-infestation. Once the treatment is complete be sure to clean up all droppings and dead bugs. Most Bed Bug treatments are good for 30 days. Call your pest control management should a re-infestation occur.