Bed bugs are becoming quite a problem in this country, even in New York the city that never sleeps. Someone must be sleeping in New York as bed bugs are quite an issue there. Bed bugs tend to feed at night, while we sleep soundly. They can easily burrow in bed mattresses and stay hidden during the day while coming out at night to feed, much like tiny vampires.
Do you live in an older home that is somewhat drafty? If you do, it is possible that the critters you are finding may be getting into the house via a loose door jamb or a window that is not sealed around the edges. Check your doors and windows, especially in the parts of the house where you see the bugs. A Ant Control agent can get rid of the unwanted critters, but you still need to do what you can to prevent them from returning. You may have to have some of these openings sealed. This will keep bugs outside where they belong, and it will also save you a lot of money on your future energy bills. You won’t be sending your cool air out the door so quickly.
Even if your hotel room passes a bed bug inspection, you’ll want to follow a strict protocol once you get home from your trip. Wash your dirty clothes as soon as you get home in hot water and then dry on high heat. Bed bugs and their eggs cannot stand up to high heat. You’ll also want to treat your suitcase in some way. You may have rolled your suitcase through a common area that could have had eggs or bugs in it and since you cannot just toss your suitcase in the washing machine, you may need to take it into the bathtub and wipe it down with rubbing alcohol. Another option is to take your suitcase to a dry cleaner and have it treated there.
Some companies will send a salesperson who will try to get you on the hook for lots of expensive add-ons. Of course, you will want to avoid these. Look for a technician who is knowledgeable, professional and respectful.
Do ask the right questions about the unwelcome visitors that have invaded your home and expect to find answers to your questions. You cannot figure out how best to control the problem until you know what you are dealing with.
The following guide was developed to address the special needs of pet owners who wish to stop the cycle of attraction and disbursement. With proper attention to detail, it’s possible to save thousands of dollars in extermination costs.
You can also rest easy knowing that treatment via diatomaceous earth costs much less than what your local pest control people will charge you. You can buy a 50-pound bag for as little as $27.50. Best of all, diatomaceous earth is safe: to you, to your kids, to your pets. It can even be ingested as a health supplement!