Pest Control – Bedbugs

Pest Control – Bedbugs




Pest control can be a big deal no matter where you live. Farmers use time and effort in addition as money getting rid of pests in the crops, hoe owners tend to obsess about pests in the lawn and apartment dwellers have to deal with not only their own pest problems but often neighbors and past tenant’s pests in addition.

One pest you may have to deal with in your efforts is the bedbug. Pest control for bedbugs is not uncommon these days although many people may mistake these tiny creatures for something else.

The first thing you need to do if you speculate a bedbug problem is to verify that you do have them. Bedbugs are about the size of an apple seed about 1/5 of an inch long, rusty red or maroon in color and has a flattened body. Most often you will find thee pests in your bed because human blood is their food of choice. Look for them around seams and pillows. If you see small red spots on your sheets and pillows chances are you have them.

Control for bed bugs is important to a good night sleep. While they do not carry any disease they do bite and the bites will itch and leave a rash just like flea bites do.

Keeping a clean home is no guarantee you will not at some point have an infestation of these pests. Bedbugs are excellent travelers and can be brought home from almost anywhere by anyone. A new piece of furniture or a guest can introduce them to your home and then you need to get rid of them. Some people advise removal of the bed as the best control for bedbugs but they will nevertheless be there as the bed is not the only place these tiny creatures can hide.

Once bedbugs get into your home they are notoriously difficult tenants to remove. A treatment for them includes a vigorous housecleaning, visit from a pest control specialist and diligent follow up inspections to make sure they do not come back. Some tips for keeping them from driving you insane is to use zip on dust mite pillow and mattress coverings.




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