Everything you need to know about pests
Don’t panic! Yes, that’s easier said than done. But when it comes to bedbug infestation problems, you cannot afford to make the wrong move. An overwhelmed feeling often leads to wrong decisions, so when confronted with this very annoying and disappointing scenario, don’t rush into decision-making, but follow these simple steps.
Check for Visible Signs
As disgusting as it may sound, the first thing you need to do after confirming that you have a bedbug problem is to inspect for any signs of these tiny blood-sucking insects. This is the most logical thing to do because you can’t just sit idly while you wait for your hired bedbug exterminators to become available. With all the customers waiting in line, you can’t expect them to arrive right after your call.
Check the corners of the bed, the sheets, the pillows, and all other cushioned and fabric-covered items that may have been infested too. Bedbugs are very good in hiding, so inspect thoroughly not only for them but for their blood stains too. Take note of the areas where you find them so you can avoid these furniture and items.
Move the Infested Bed Out
You may have kept this bed long enough that it’s been part of your life but it’s really not a good idea to let it stay inside your home for another day. You have to immediately move the bed out, but cautiously.
Yes, cautiously. You have to keep in mind that bedbugs would always find a hiding place and would jump right to the next item it can land on so it can stay inside your home. Be wiser than them by being extra careful while you move the bed out. Don’t let it bang on the wall. Don’t drag it on the floor and don’t let it touch any furniture on its way out. Bathe yourself with a warm shower too after disposing the bed to make sure you won’t carry one around your home.
You must also ensure the proper disposal of the bed by not letting it sit right in your garage or backyard. Take it as far off from your property or anyone else’s and put a very obvious mark that it’s not good to be used again.
DIY is Not the Best Option
The first reaction when you spot bedbugs is to solve the problem yourself. You may think you can just buy a bedbug removal product, apply it onto the infested areas, and move on with a bedbug-free life. But solving it on your own sometimes do more harm than good.
There is a tendency to lose money to ineffective products and bedbug treatments. You may even expose yourself and family to danger by directly spraying solutions on the bed when they’re not formulated for that.
Never make the mistake that the bugs are out when you don’t feel their bites for a night or two after trying to solve the infestation problem yourself. They may have just transferred to a new area inside your house. Remember, one pregnant bed bug left can make their population survive and multiply, worse, in your newly purchased bed. So a word of advice: don’t do bedbug extermination without the help of professionals.
If you want a long-term solution that will not let a lone blood-sucking insect survive, hire Jersey City Exterminators to kill bedbugs lurking around your bed and property.