Bed bug infestations come with a lot of heartache and worry. If you’ve recently discovered these pests in your home—perhaps through finding bites on your skin or finding moltings in your bed or couch cushions—you definitely don’t want to wait to get rid of them. Ridding your residence of these pests becomes priority one! It can be easy to try to wage an all-out war on these unwelcome visitors. But, for the sake of your sanity and time, let us help you.
Common Bed Bug Home Solutions (And Why They Don’t Work)
We know there are all kinds of DIY bed bug remedies out there. Some include washing clothes and bedding in hot water, thoroughly vacuuming, spreading chemicals or filling cracks in walls. However, these are all solutions that, while they may kill the bed bugs in the infested clothing or linens, will not treat the underlying infestation. Not to mention, trying home remedies without knowing how to properly use them (i.e. using harsh chemicals) could potentially be hazardous to you or your family’s health or be harmful to your possessions.
Bed bugs are small, hardy, clever insects about the size and shape of an apple seed. They hide easily and infest where you can’t reach them. If you turn up the heat to kill them, they’ll just move to a different area, since only extreme, controlled heat will kill them. If you wash your possessions in hot water, you’ll kill some, but not all of them. Using dryer sheets in the wash is also thought to be a good home remedy, but there is little scientific evidence backing this up. The only way to truly get rid of bed bugs in a quick and thorough manner is to call in the professionals!
Why Call Dodson?
At Dodson Pest Control, we have 75 years of experience eradicating household pests. We have trained professionals who know how to find bed bugs wherever they hide. We sometimes even bring in specialized scent detection canines to sniff them out when we have a hard time finding them. We have access to specialized treatments and techniques that are not available to consumers. Our employees are also equipped with the knowledge of how to use these methods safely and ensure that their after effects—if there are any—don’t adversely affect you or your family.
We offer free inspections and will consult with you about the problem so that you can feel secure in knowing that everything that can be done is being done, and in as short a period of time as possible. It’s far better to call the professionals as soon as you discover the problem rather than try to deal with it yourself and risk the problem growing and getting out of hand (after all, bed bugs reproduce rapidly). We can also take measures to prevent future infestations and teach you how to ensure that it doesn’t become a recurring problem.
So do yourself a favor and avoid the stress that a bed bug infestation brings with it. We take pride in the quality and thoroughness of our work. When we’re done, you can feel at ease knowing the issue is over. Contact us today!