What to Do If You Find Bed Bugs In Your Home

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Bed bugs are a nightmare! Having these unwanted pests in your home, or even believing that they are there, can cause serious stress on an entire family and will undoubtedly cause sleep deprivation. Even if you move to your couch or sleep on the floor for a night or two, in the back of your mind you’ll know that there are these disgusting bugs in your home and you won’t be able to get a good night’s sleep.

The top three places where pest professionals have reported finding these bugs the most are in apartments at 95%, single-family houses at 93%, and hotels and motels at 75%. If you think these pests may be crawling around your furniture and floors, contact a professional bed bug removal service today.

Here are a few other things you should consider if you have an infestation in your home.

Clean Your Home
Getting rid of all the clutter in your home is a great way to prevent these bugs from finding the perfect hiding spots. Bugs of all kinds enjoy dirty houses and severe clutter, so they often live inside the piles and spread out from there. Most of the clutter in your home can probably be taken straight to the curb, but the rest of your house will need to be tidied and cleaned before the professionals come and rid your home of the bugs.

Inspect Your Home Yourself
These sleep disrupting bugs are difficult to see because they are so small, but they can still be seen by the naked eye if you know what you’re looking for. Adult bed bugs are a reddish-brown and have an oval shape to them. Their shape allows them to hide in your home’s smallest crevices and cracks. Look for these bugs in dark places or any other area in your home that offers isolation and protection. They will wander and infest other rooms as well, so you should keep an eye out all over your home.

Using Insecticide Can Help
Although working with a professional pest control company is still your best bet, using insecticide can still do a great job of killing the bugs — at least the ones that you can find. Leave complete eradication up to the professionals, but if you see a swarm of bugs crawling around, you can take them out with the right products.

Are you dealing with a nasty infestation? Contact Essential Pest Control today.

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