DIY can fix things up and keep pests out with a huge amount of success. Dust and dirt can be cleaned away too and prevent certain pests, no problem at all. But what happens when a more persistent pest, bed bugs, infest your home? Bed bugs are notoriously hard to get rid of, and it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to do so!
Empire Pest Control have provided us with this infographic on bed bugs, and how to get rid of them and your mattress properly and safely. Bed bugs can infest any home at any time, so it’s important to look for the signs around your home.
Bed bugs pose a serious health risk to everyone in your household. They can bite you, leaving you with itchy red rashes, and transmit some serious diseases. In some cases, people can be highly allergic to the bites, and suffer from major reactions.
These pests not only infest your mattress. If given the opportunity, they will make their home in any upholstery and furniture around your home. So don’t let the name fool you! Bed bugs love to hide around the bed too. Somewhere that’s warm and hidden is where you will find them lurking.
Once you’ve found an infestation, get it treated quickly. Clean your home and keep up the vacuuming. This really helps in getting rid of the bugs and the eggs that may be around your home. Putting a pest control regime in place will also stop any future pest infestations from happening. Empire Pest Control have some great advice on pest prevention, which is really the key to great pest control.
Now that you know what to do if you discover bed bugs in your mattress, and want to dispose of it, you must still call in the professionals. DIY methods of pest control are often ineffective to such virulent pests. A great method of killing bed bugs is heat treatment, which can be done by any professional pest control company in your local area.