The Importance of Professional Bed Bug Treatment

by | Aug 29, 2018 | Pest Control


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Bed bugs, which are small insects that feed on blood, are happy to live anywhere they gain access to. These small creatures don’t even need to eat more than once every few months, which means they are hard to root out of environments like dormitories and hotel rooms. They’ll also happily jump aboard your luggage and follow you home, which can lead to the need for professional bed bug treatment.

How to Locate Bed Bugs

If you are concerned that you may have bed bugs, the first thing you want to do is grab a flashlight. You’ll then want to search your bedroom from top to bottom. Take the bedding off of your mattress. Flip the mattress on end. Open up your dressers and drawers and then check your carpet and belongings for tiny bugs. On occasion, you might see an egg on its own, but the bugs often congregate in a small space together. If you find bugs, you need to begin the process to remove them.

Removal of Bed Bugs from the Home

The best option for ensuring the removal of all of the bugs in your home is choosing professional treatment. In many states, exterminators are required to be licensed, but you should also speak with the professional to determine how long they have been in the business and how experienced they are with a bed bug infestation. Having experience with beetles, termites, or ants is more common, but bed bugs have their special challenges.

Cost of Bed Bug Treatment Services

The price associated with bed bug removal will vary based on the mode of removing them, where you live, and how much experience your expert has. You may find that a consultation fee is also common, which includes having a home inspection done and explaining the treatment options. This is a great time to ask questions and get their opinion on how to treat the home and why.

Types of Treatment Options

There are different treatment options available ranging from spray pesticides to heat treatments and structural fumigation. Heat treatment is a common choice as the high temperature can also help remove any mold or bacteria in the home without damaging your belongings.

New York Treatment

At Viking Pest Control, we offer bed bug services to ensure a clean home you can be comfortable in.