The first thing that most people do when they realize that they have bed bugs in their home is panic. They have heard so many bad stories involving bed bugs that they worry about what will happen to their homes as a result of their bed bug infestation. Nevertheless, if you have bed bugs in your home, you should know that it is possible to control them rather easily, as long as you take the right steps and avoid doing the wrong things. Here are some of the things you should definitely avoid doing if you have bed bugs.
Using pesticides to try and kill bed bugs.
When they realize they have a bed bug infestation, some people will try and kill bed bugs on their own at first. They will turn to dangerous pesticides that are meant to be used outside of the home to do it. This might kill some of the bed bugs, but it will also put you, your family, and any pets that you might have at risk. You should never attempt to use pesticides or other chemicals to kill bed bugs unless you have a background in pest extermination.
Throwing out beds, furniture, sheets, comforters, clothing, and more.
Once bed bugs have invaded your home, you might think that you need to throw out anything that came into contact with them, including the items listed above. This isn’t true. All of the items that we just listed can be treated for bed bugs and can be used again once an infestation is over. Just be patient and resist the urge to start throwing things out until an exterminator has inspected your home.
Moving things from infested rooms into other parts of the home.
In addition to resisting the urge to throw items out, you should also avoid taking items from the parts of your home that are infested with bed bugs and moving them into other areas of the home. This could increase the scope of the infestation and make it harder for an exterminator to get things under control. Rather than freaking out and moving things, have an exterminator inspect your home and come up with a plan for removing bed bugs as quickly as possible.
Comfort Pest Control is here to help those homeowners that are dealing with a bed bug infestation. We can get things under control within a matter of just hours and tell you exactly how we will deal with the bed bugs in your home so that you don’t have to worry about them for long. Call us at 716-366-2120 today to get started.