The Do’s and Don’ts when getting rid of bedbugs

//The Do’s and Don’ts when getting rid of bedbugs

One of the most dreaded pest infestations is that of bedbugs. Bedbugs can be quite irritating. Annoyingly, they cannot be gotten rid of easily as they spread to several areas in the house quickly. Identifying them is also tricky and many people notice them after they are bitten. Ending a bedbug infestation is not as easy as people implement poor practices. In this article, we look at what people should and should not do when they have a bedbug situation.

Fear not

Despite their little size, bedbugs can impact fear in some people. Just by seeing them, they imagine the bugs crawling over their bodies or biting them. With this kind of fear, it can be difficult for a person to get rid of them. A person ought to first eliminate this fear if they wish to handle the situation in the best manner possible. This is the only way that they can identify where they are and act on them.
The pesticide is meant for the bugs, not for your skin
The application of pesticides is the best and quickest way of killing pesticides. But, people should not apply them to their skins just because bed bugs have bitten them. Mosquito repellents are commonly used to prevent mosquito bites. However, these repellents cannot work to avoid bedbugs. In fact, the prevention capability of the repellents does not last for long. Therefore, the most effective way of killing bedbugs is by acting on the surfaces and areas where they have inhabited.
Read the labels on the pesticide
In spite of their effectiveness in ending pest infestations, pesticides can also pose dangers to human beings. When buying one, it is wise to read the label. A person should determine the recommended precautions when applying it. For example, some pesticides can only be used for outdoor purposes. Finding out if the pesticide is registered for use within their region is also essential.

Different eradication procedures for different bedbug infestations

The ability of an individual to deal with infestations is not entirely based on their past experiences. Some situations can be quite challenging to handle than others. Therefore, you should not rely on a particular bedbug eradication strategy all the time. You might be disappointed. This explains the need for pest control experts.
Vacating rooms might make the situation worse
When a person gets bit by a bedbug, they are likely to shift to another room. However, this will not solve the situation but make it worse. This is because they can carry the bedbugs with them thus spreading them to the other room.

The bedbugs are everywhere

You are likely to be bitten by a bug when sleeping. This makes one think that the pests are only on the bed. But, bedbugs are everywhere and are mostly active at night. They hide in the bed, bedframes, beddings, furniture, and carpets among other areas. Therefore, eradication should be done in all areas and not the bed alone.
Tighten up the vacuum bag after cleaning
Bedbugs move very fast. After vacuuming the floor, ensure that the vacuum bag is tied tightly so that they do not escape. If one escapes, then your eradication efforts are futile as it will hide and reproduce again.

Seek professional help

It is not a must to dispose of your belongings because of a bedbug infestation. An expert pest control expert can help you get rid of them completely. They have a lot of knowledge and skills to identify the bedbugs. They also use quality pesticides enabling you to regain your comfort. For more information about handling bedbug infestations visit www.imaginecare.co.ke/pest-control/bed-bug-control or contact us.

By |2018-07-15T09:34:20+03:00July 15th, 2018|Pest Control|

About the Author:

Magacha is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Imagine Care. He currently offers consultations to startups on Advertising, Sales, Tech-in-Business, Partnerships, Agrochemicals, Management, and Growth.

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