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Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

30 Nov 2016

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When you hop into bed after a long day, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you’re cuddling up to unwelcome guests in the form of bed bugs. Unfortunately, bed bugs are all too common and they can prove to be a real nuisance if they start to get out of control. Today, we’re going to get better acquainted with bed bugs and discuss how you can keep them at bay.

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that are found worldwide. They live on the blood of humans and animals and, as their name suggests, they prefer to live in bedding where they have easy access to their food source.

However, they can also be found in the carpets, furniture, linen, and wall cracks or crevices. While some people don’t notice if they’re bitten, others may find the bites become itchy and swollen. Unless you’re allergic, bed bugs are not dangerous but are a nuisance in the house. Bed bugs are not thought to pass on disease to humans.

Home pest control

For at home pest control solutions for bed bugs, there are a few options. If you suspect you have bed bugs, clean all your bedding and linen in hot water and dry in the dryer on the hottest setting. Brush and vacuum your mattress to pick up any bugs and/or eggs and vacuum thoroughly on carpeted surfaces throughout the house. It is also a good idea to get your carpets steam cleaned professionally or hire a steam cleaner. Clean up any clutter around the bed to discourage bed bugs and use an insecticide spray on hiding spots where bed bugs may be lurking.

If you have a bed bug infestation, you may need to purchase a new mattress. However, make sure your home is free from bed bugs before you bring the new mattress home otherwise it will become infested again. It’s important to remember that good housekeeping alone is often not enough to keep an infestation under control and in those circumstances it’s time to call in the experts.

Call in the bed bug removal experts

While there are a number of home remedies you can use to combat bed bugs, the best way to stop a bed bug infestation is to call on a professional pest control service. They can assess your home and use the most appropriate treatment so you can rest easy at night knowing you have no unwelcome visitors. Repeat visits may be necessary so bed bugs can be caught at different stages in their life cycle.

At Perth based Bug Busters, we’re a one stop shop when it comes to pest control solutions for your home or office. Our experienced technicians can use a range of safe and effective treatments to treat and prevent infestations in your home. Whatever your pest concern, we have the solution for you.

For Perth bed bug control solutions, contact Bug Busters today on 08 9493 1313 or fill in our online enquiry form.

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