Bed bugs are pests notorious for leaving itchy bites and popping up when you least expect them. With summer almost approaching in Upstate New York, it is essential that bed bugs along with other pests of the summers be taken care of. Preventive measures to stop an infestation at your home or workplace along with treatment of an infestation is important to know. A pest control company can be seriously useful to treat a full-blown bed bug infestation.
Signs of a bed bug infestation
Bed bugs are small, oval brown insects that are often hard to see with the naked eye. However, these pests leave behind some telltale signs of their existence; picking up the red signals is the first step to eliminating them.
If you notice small brown excreta, unexplained blood spots or a bad smelling odor from or around your furniture, it could be bed bug infestation. Larger insects may also be visible easily.
How to get rid of a bed bug infestation
While we recommend hiring a professional pest exterminator who uses natural, chemical-free products to get rid of pests, it’s also good to know how you can treat and infestation at your home by yourself.
Since bed bugs tend to live in the beds or other pieces of furniture, it’s important to make sure these items are regularly cleaned. In case of an infestation, all bed linens, curtains and clothing should be washed. Bed bugs also find shelter in suitcases and other similar closed off spaces. When you’re travelling, make sure you don’t bring a bed bug infestation to your home by cleaning the suitcase thoroughly.
Along with cleaning by washing the clothes, a bed bug infestation can be eliminated by brushing with a stiff comb to remove the eggs as well as vacuuming in and around the suspected areas.
As with all other pests, decluttering your house and keeping it more tidy will help keep bed bugs away.
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