Why You Should Get Professional Assistance With Bed Bugs In Your Opelika Home

January 21, 2021

If you find bed bugs in your home, your first thought might be to look up DIY methods of bed bug removal. Unfortunately, that thought could lead to problems, since DIY methods are rarely effective for treating a bed bug infestation. For every bed bug infestation, the best way of treatment is to work with a professional. Find out why you should only trust professionals to remove bed bugs in your Opelika home. 

a bed bug in a home

Bed Bugs Are Hard To See

One of the challenges with bed bug removal is the fact that people don't usually see bed bugs in Opelika until they've taken over. Small, flat, brown insects, bed bugs are so small that they are difficult to see unless you're looking for them. Furthermore, these pests like to hide where you can't see them. They may be under your bed, inside your furniture, or in a suitcase.

The small size of these pests makes it difficult to see them when you're traveling. When you're in a hotel room or at the airport, bed bugs could get on your suitcase or clothing. Unknowingly, you might bring home a family of bed bugs.

People don't often see bed bugs until they have a large infestation in their home. By this time, there's not much they can do to treat the infestation. The issue requires a professional technician.

Bed Bugs Are Rapid Breeders

In most infestations, only a few bed bugs will invade your home. You might pick them up while traveling, and then take them into your home. Because bed bugs are quick to breed, they don't take long to invade your home. What was once a few bed bugs will become hundreds of parasites.

When you have a pest in Opelika that breeds quickly, eliminating it is difficult. You need to remove every bed bug, or it will reproduce until the infestation is back in full force.

Bed Bugs Can Be Difficult To Find

Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs don't only hide in and under mattresses. They can be almost anywhere in your home. Usually, people find them in furniture, baseboards, and headboards. You might even find them in your picture frames.

If you don't know where to find bed bugs, you can't eliminate them. This is a mistake that most homeowners make when dealing with bed bugs.

DIY Methods Don't Work

If you're insistent on taking care of your infestation on your own, there's one thing you should know. Most DIY methods of bed bug removal are ineffective. For instance, ultrasonic devices don't work at all on bed bugs. Although manufacturers market them as bed bug deterrents, the devices have never been proven to be effective.

Another unfounded method of bed bug elimination is baking soda. While some people believe that baking soda kills bed bugs, this isn't the case. It might be effective on one or two bed bugs, but certainly won't kill every one.

Overall, DIY methods of bed bug removal won't get the job done. Even if your method is somewhat effective on some of the bugs you see, it won't kill off every bed bug. Your DIY attempts will waste money and time.

Professionals Know What They're Doing

A pest professional is trained to know about bed bug elimination. With their extensive knowledge and resources, they can get rid of all the bed bugs in your home. Additionally, they may be able to tell you how to prevent future infestations from occurring.

Our bed bug control program is much more effective than other methods of bed bug removal. Because we completely eliminate bed bugs, we're the more cost-effective way of getting rid of bed bugs. To learn more about our approach, contact us at Prewett Pest Control today. 

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