What To Do When DIY Bed Bug Control Fails
Chemicals aren't the only thing that can kill bed bugs. You might learn that borates are great for killing them and that borates don't hurt humans because we have a liver that processes borate. But, what you're not likely to learn is that any product that exterminates bed bugs has the potential to drive bed bugs deep into your walls.
Some websites advise folks to protect their beds by using mattress encasements and traps. This one is a bit harder to explain because this can actually help to arrest a bed bug infestation. And, when this treatment is applied, the presence of bed bugs on climb-up strips, or in traps placed underneath the feet of a bed, give assurance that this treatment is working. But it often fails because these control options need to be accompanied by trained inspections, proper monitoring, and additional treatments to areas of infestation outside of the bed. It is also important to find and address any areas where bed bugs have laid eggs. You can kill every bed bug in your home only to face a new infestation after eggs have hatched. Bed bugs don't need the mother bed bug in order to hatch.
The ideas we've presented above are ideas that can actually work to stop bed bug infestations, when they're done properly, but there are many more ideas given on the web that do absolutely nothing. You can't stop bed bugs with a bug bomb. Bug bombs are topical treatments that do not get into the places where bed bugs live. You can't stop a bed bug infestation by turning your oven on and cranking the heat in your home. You can't stop bed bugs by throwing your bed out. The list of unhelpful tips is quite long.
What You Should Do When You First See Bed Bugs
If you've discovered bed bugs in your home, contact a professional pest control company like Thomas Pest Services. Our team of certified and educated pest control technicians use a range of industry-leading protocols, like advanced bed bug inspections, to locate and eliminate these elusive and resourceful pests. We have targeted protocols that quickly arrest small infestations and full-scale protocols that address bed bugs inside your entire home. No matter how big or small, our team knows how to make sure those bugs are gone.
For more information, or to schedule bed bug treatment for your Albany home or business, reach out to us today. We look forward to serving you.