Exterminating Bed Bug.
When it comes to exterminating bed bugs, the situation can be extremely troublesome to deal with which is why so many people choose to go with professional services instead. However, these services can be expensive so learning how to do it yourself can save you a lot of money. Here are effective methods to get you started in getting rid of these bothersome insects.
One of the first things to do is first identify where the source of the infestation is so that you can focus your attention there. The worst part about delaying action is that the colony or nest of these bugs can easily multiply in weeks if not dealt with immediately. This means that more of these bugs will be found in your home which will ultimately result in more bites.
Once you have identified the source, the first thing you need to do is vacuum your room including your mattress in order to get rid of bugs that may still be lingering in addition to eggs that may have already been laid. For maximum benefit, you may even want to use a spray on your mattress and inside cracks in case they have managed to get away from the vacuum.
Be sure to use these methods for several days in exterminating bed bugs and if you’re still not successful, then you may need to hire a professional service. Even then, this is no guarantee that these insects will not enter your home as you can unknowingly carry them in your luggage while traveling. When choosing an exterminator, be sure to choose one that has a track record of proven success.
Bed Bug Control Guidelines
Eliminate potential bed bug habitats. Garage sales, thrift stores, and free boxes on the sidewalk have the potential of carrying pesky bed bugs, which are essentially unnoticeable until an infestation occurs. This is why you should be aware of what you bring home, and have an agreement with the roommates to either not bring second-hand items home, or to at least thoroughly clean those items before bringing them inside as an effective bed bug pest control tactic.
Choosing furniture and other items made of non-porous materials (such as plastic or metal) is another bed bug prevention practice as those little pests prefer to hide in paper or wooden items. Headboards are especially popular amongst these pests, so eliminating those altogether may be a smart idea. It’s also a good idea to have everyone invest in mattresses and box springs that are covered by bed bug-proof encasements in order to prevent an infestation occur in sleeping spaces.
Keep everyone informed if an infestation is detected. Posting the bed bug prevention agreement you have planned with your roommates in a common area is an easy and great reminder for everyone to refer to. The thing to remember is that no matter how hard you try to prevent them, there is still a slight chance you may fall victim to a bed bug infestation. Having cooperative roommates will at least allow you all to work together in your bed bug control efforts. If everyone is committed and on the same page as far as pest control goes, that risk will be greatly reduced if not eliminated altogether.
Bed bugs And Carpet Beetles
No one likes uninvited guests in their home – especially guests who pose a threat to our health and our belongings. Unfortunately, these types of guests are extremely common in Georgia, and homes of all ages, types and sizes are playing host to them right now.
Who are they? Fleas, bed bugs and carpet beetles. They could be feeding, reproducing and leaving droppings in your home as you read this. It’s time to find them, get rid of them, and protect your family and your investment from infestation ever again.
Fleas. These little blood suckers make life miserable for millions of Georgia families and their pets every year. They leave painful, itchy bites on us and our animal companions, and can even lead to anemia and death for our pets. Fleas also can transmit tapeworm to animals, and diseases like typhus and plague to us.
In addition to biting us, fleas infest our homes, leaving eggs, larvae and droppings in our carpeting, upholstery and bedding. They can lay 30-50 eggs a day, and each egg can become an adult flea in just 15 days. Fleas multiply so rapidly, that only 25 of them can explode into a population of 250,000 in one short month.
Like fleas, bed bugs reproduce at alarming rates. They can lay up to 12 eggs per day, and can mature from egg to egg-laying adult in 21 days. Bed bugs are accomplished hitchhikers, and infestations are spread incredibly easily. Spend just one night in an infested home or hotel room, and you can introduce them to your home unknowingly via your clothing or luggage.
Carpet Beetles. Though carpet beetles don’t bite people or pets, they do considerable damage to home fabrics and can infest our kitchen pantries, so any sign of them should be taken seriously. Adults can lay 100 eggs, which can hatch in as little as eight days, meaning populations can boom before you know it.
Carpet beetle larvae feed on carpeting along baseboards and under furniture and munch their way through upholstery, both inside and out. They also can be found in air ducts, where they eat pet hair, lint and other debris. In addition to the fact that you probably don’t want to think about relaxing on your couch with carpet beetle larvae wriggling beneath you or breathing the air blowing past their bodies (and droppings) in your air ducts, it’s also a good idea to eradicate these insects from your home before they destroy your carpeting, rugs, draperies and upholstery.
Bed Bug and Carpet Beetle Solution. Because of the explosive nature of insect infestations and the harm they can cause to you, your family and your belongings, it’s critical to seek professional help to ensure a swift and complete solution to the problem. Atlanta Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning has been helping Georgians rid their home of insect problems for more than 25 years, and they are ready and able to provide the same friendly, reliable service to you.
The knowledgeable technicians of Atlanta Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning can help identify your problem and offer a fast, affordable solution. From a variety of professional carpet cleaning services to safe and effective methods for upholstery, mattresses and air ducts Atlanta Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning will ensure that every crack, crevice and surface of your home is sparkling clean, leaving you with the healthy, hygienic home you and your family deserve. Call 404-509-8591 or email today for a free, no-obligation quote.