Do I Need to Hire a Bed Bug or Pest Control Exterminator?

You might be like many and consider if it's worth hiring a professional exterminator when you're facing a pest problem. Well, unfortunately, when it comes to bed bugs you're better off letting a professional treat them. There are many DIY methods to help get rid of them, but this could result in more time and money required on your part than if you were to hire a local bed bug exterminator from the start. Other general pests can sometimes be managed on your own while others will require an exterminator; like cockroaches or rodents. We feel that it's worth reaching out to a pest control professional to learn more and determine if it's the right choice for your needs.

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After Bed Bug Extermination: What To Know

Did you recently have bed bugs in your home? If so, you're probably wondering what comes after bed bug extermination. Your pest control technician likely informed you of the steps to take post-treatment for bed bugs. Even so, it's important to cover all bases, not only for safety but to make sure you get the most from the treatment(s).

Let’s look at the things to consider and things that you need to know after a bed bug extermination and what to expect.

Premature Re-Entry To Treated Room Is Not Recommended

If you have used a PMP (pest management professional) for the process, be sure to follow all of their recommendations.

For example, you will be informed about how long you should wait before re-entering the treated area or room.

This is typically between 2-4 hours after the extermination and the same goes for instances when you personally sprayed or treated the space.

Having said that, you might be asked to wait …

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Signs That You May Have Bed Bugs

If you think that you may have a bed bug infestation, there are several things to look for when confirming your suspicions. Knowing where to look and what you are looking for is the first step to spotting an infestation.

Calling a professional exterminator to scope out your house is the best way to find out if you have a bed bug problem. If you see any signs of bed bugs in your home you should be sure to call a professional right away to avoid an out of control infestation. 

Where To Look & What To Look For

Blood Stains - Bed bugs eat blood meals and therefore they leave a stain when smashed. These bloodstains tend to be very noticeable on bedding.

Dark Spots - Dark, brownish-red spots on your bedding that are not bloodstains could be fecal matter from bed bugs which is also a big telltale of an infestation. They can be located on your bedding, walls, or other rooms that the bugs may have entered.

Actual Bed Bugs - The b…

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What Are Bed Bugs?

You’ve likely heard that dreadful word...bed bugs. What are bed bugs? If you have never had an experience with these tiny pests you may not fully be aware of what they are. A lot of people aren’t really familiar with them because they’ve never had an issue with them. It’s helpful to educate yourself on different bugs, even if you’ve never seen them or had them in your home. This way, should you come across one at any given time, you’ll have an idea of what to do; this is especially helpful for bed bugs. In fact, you could have bed bugs in your home right now and not know it. They could be in your bed, your carpets, your bedroom furniture and other areas throughout your room or home. When bed bugs are left untreated they’ll have an opportunity to spread to other rooms so it’s important that you take action immediately once you discover signs of them. It’s helpful to educate yourself on different bugs, should you come across one at any given time, you’ll have an idea of wha…
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