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Souderton's Secret To Effective Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control

November 4, 2020

 

Most people find pests intolerable, but they still may procrastinate to get them exterminated. They might consider the insect or creature to be a low threat and one that will eventually leave on its own. With bed bugs, however, it’s a different story. Souderton's home and business owners often rush to get rid of these critters. The specimens lie in wait in mattresses and furniture, looking for their next opportunity to suck human blood. Their bites cultivate red and itchy bumps.  Bed bugs are formidable and don’t like to die without a fight. Residents usually resort to a plethora of “do it yourself” hacks, in an effort to save money. The thing is, those dollars may be totally wasted, and whatever they are trying to use most likely will not work. Read on to find out why Moyer Pest Control is your secret weapon for bed bug issues.

How Do You Get Bed Bugs?

To better understand how to treat bed bugs, you have to know how they get around. They fester in animal spots and public places, waiting to find fleshly bodies to munch on. Blood is all they consume. They slip into the clothes and baggage of people in hotels, offices, hospitals, schools, train stations, and so forth. Without even realizing it, you could be bringing these pests home or to you or your job.Once they’ve left you, they’ll head toward the following:

  • Electronics

  • Appliances

  • Fabrics

  • Upholstery

  • Couches

  • Wallpaper 

  • Flooring

a bed bug crawling on a floor

The signs of infestation will become apparent with body bites, stains, and smells. If bed bugs are in your zone, you’re bound to find welts all over. Check your arms, face, legs, and neck. Similar to a rash, they will be splotchy and close together. As far as smudges are concerned, you’re liable to see reddish-brown marks and blood drops on fabrics and surfaces. Also in those areas, you’ll discover brown and black feces with a powdery consistency. In the air, you’ll detect a very musty odor.
 
The circular body parts of common bed bugs are joined by an oddly shaped midsection. Their heads are significantly smaller than their tails and are surrounded by six legs and two antennas. Color-wise, they’re reddish-brown. In size, they’re often not larger than 0.25 of an inch long. The eggs they lay are pearly white and reveal translucent young upon hatching.

Are DIY (Do It Yourself) Bed Bug Methods Effective? What Will They Cost?

The key to eradicating bed bugs is locating and killing each one; the eggs and young too. These critters rapidly reproduce, so their population volume will be high. Couple this with the fact that they’re incredibly tiny, and you have a big job on your hands. Many experts would say it’s impossible. That in mind, any independent “remedy” or commercial product you use will yield minimal results. You could keep buying things hoping the pests will dissipate, but it’ll be pricey. The average shelf item is $20.00 to $90.00. Additionally, there are reasons they can be hazardous. Here’s why:

  • Rubbing alcohol: The powerful ingredient here is ethanol, but it’s flammable. Moreover, it can cause respiratory problems when it’s inhaled. 

  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE): This too is dangerous for you to breathe in, though it can dry out bed bugs. 

  • Dry ice: This can lead to poisoning by carbon dioxide and chemical burns. Bed bugs won’t be the only victims.

What Can Moyer Pest Control Do About Bed Bugs?

It goes without saying that professional intervention by Moyer Pest Control is required for bed bug elimination. Our sweeping conventional, heating and Aprehend® solutions will gut an infestation. Our specially trained technicians will select the most appropriate option based on your needs and circumstances. Inspections, follow-up visits, and warranties are included with the services. Call us at Moyer Pest Control today!

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