Bed bugs have been in the news more often over the past few years as a growing number of homes and commercial establishments like hotel rooms are getting infested. Unlike other pests, bed bugs don’t cause destruction or spread disease. But they bite and can trigger skin problems. Apart from that, no one in their right mind would like to sleep in a bed that is filled with bed bugs. So how do you know your house is infested and when do you need to call a pest control specialist?
Check Your Home For Bedbugs
Bedbugs are so tiny that you may not even know they’re there unless you intentionally look for them. Check your matters, sheets, curtains, and furniture upholstery. Search for live bedbugs or the skin that they may have shed. They’re small but not that small that you can’t see them because by average, they’re about ¼ inch long. You should also inspect for feces, which look a lot like coffee grounds. In case you see bedbugs, their feces or skin, call a pest control expert right away.
Check Your Body
As mentioned earlier, bedbugs bite whenever they come in contact with human skin. If you find itchy or red skin then there’s a good chance that you’ve got bitten at night. Always remember that not everyone reacts negatively to Myrtle Beach bed bugs. You may have been bitten before and you may not even know it. But some people could be extremely sensitive to bedbug bites. So, be sure to pay close attention to your skin and those of your loved ones.
Check If There Are Live And Hatched Bedbug Eggs
Last but not the least, check your house for signs of eggs. This type of pest lay eggs and leave fecal matter in and around your house. Inspect your furniture and mattress, in cracks, joints in the wood, screw holes, and behind the headboard. Additionally, inspect behind wallpapers, chipped paint, and in or around your baseboards or closet.
In case you suspect or find that you have bed bugs, the treatment to eliminate them is quite simple. Bedbugs don’t like heat. Wash your bedding in soap and hot water. Once done, dry them thoroughly. You should also consult a pest control Myrtle Beach professional.
Preparing The Infected Area
Before the treatment starts, there are some things you need to do to prepare the infected area. First of all, you need to clean up! Take out all the clutter including magazines and newspapers. You should move all furniture away from the wall so the pest control specialist could easily access the draperies, baseboards, and more.
Remove all the linen and take them to a commercial laundromat for washing and drying. Any clothing found in the infected area must be laundered especially if they’ve been in close contact near the bed, stored in a chest, box, or drawer, or if it has come in contact with the floor.
Call Zap Pest Control Inc. and let our team help you deal with bedbugs and other pest infestation that you may have at home.
Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588