It is a nightmare none of us want to think about. Waking up to realize that your home is infested with bed bugs is a scenario none of us want to face, but it is a reality more and more people are dealing with. Your first step should be to call Webers Pest Control. They use environmentally responsible pest control methods to rid your home of bed bugs and their eggs. The last thing in the world you want to do is ignore the problem and hope that it goes away on its own. It won’t. The longer you wait to call in a professional, the longer you’ll have to deal with the threat of bed bugs while you sleep.

The first casualty of the bed bug invasion is going to be your box spring and mattress. In almost all cases, pest control companies will ask you to toss them since this is the main hiding place for bugs and their eggs. You can check them to see if you can spot any live bugs or any signs of habitation like red and black splotches, but even if they look good, there could be hundreds of eggs waiting to be hatched.

Next, your clothing is going to need some major attention. Put all of your clothes in plastic bags and take them to be washed. It is important that you wash them in hot water and dry them on high heat. This is the easiest and only sure fire way to kill both live bugs and their eggs. Put your clean, dry clothes into different, new plastic bags and keep them as far away from your bedroom as you can.

Depending on how severe your infestation is, you may be asked to toss out all of your bedding along with your box spring and mattress. Items like blankets and sheets can easily be washed and dried but things like pillows and comforters are often breeding grounds for bugs. Some items can be washed while others can be dry-cleaned. Ask your Webers Pest Control representative which option is right for you.

In addition to having your home treated, you’ll likely be asked to vacuum as much as 7-8 times per day to help remove any eggs or bugs from your home. It may sound like a lot of work, but it beats waking up with bed bug bites.

It is important to remember that while bites from bed bugs do itch and they leave a red welt, they are not thought to transmit diseases. A bed bug infestation can take a while to recover from so it is important to call upon a family and pet-friendly pest control service that puts the safety of everyone in your home above all else. At Webers Pest Control, they can end your bed bug problem fast and do it with the kind of care you are looking for. If you have found bed bugs in your home, don’t hesitate, call Webers Pest Control today.

About Ryan Monroe

In 2008, Ryan Monroe received his Bachelors Degree in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology from the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Texas.Before joining Webers Exterminating, Ryan spent over 5 years working with Lucky's Pest Control (Perkasie, PA) working as their Technical Director. Ryan is married to Julie and they now live in Port Charlotte, FL with their dog, Rex.

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