Are you frustrated and ready to get rid of a lot of your belongings because they are infested with bed bugs? You don't have to throw out your belongings to get rid of the bed bug problem in your house if you invest in hiring an exterminator. There are also things that you can do to prevent the infestation from coming back in the future. Take a look at the article below for a few helpful ways that you can go about handling the bug infestation in your house.
1. Get Rid of Clutter
One of the first steps to getting rid of bed bugs is to make sure there are few places in your house where they can hide. De-cluttering your house does not mean that you have to throw out a lot of your belongings. You should organize the items that you want to keep, but can get rid of anything that isn't useful. If there are a large amount of items that you want to keep but rarely use, you might want to consider investing in a self-storage unit. However, make sure your house is exterminated before placing anything in a storage unit so none of the bed bugs will continue to live in the items that are stored away.
2. Leave Extermination to a Professional
Although there are bed bug products that can be purchased in stores, you might not have much success with getting rid of the pests on your own if there are a lot of them. Professional bed bug exterminators will be able to perform a canine scent detection inspection to find out exactly where the bed bugs are living in your house so precise treatment can be done. The exterminator will also be able to spray the infested rooms of your house with a product that is more potent than the ones sold in general stores. The pesticides that will be used are strong enough to kill bed bugs instantly, and you will likely be asked to leave your home when extermination is done for your safety.
3. Use Caution After Your House is Exterminated
If you want to make sure your house does not become infested with bed bugs again, make sure that you use caution when staying in hotels or at other houses. You must thoroughly inspect your luggage and belongings to make sure no bed bugs are in them that will travel back home with you.