Do you go to bed at night and get bit by something all night long? Does that something leave little red bumps on your skin? If so, you have a problem. And that problem is bed bugs.
Bed bugs have made their way across the United States, and those little bugs have become very hard to get rid of. The best way to confirm that you have an infestation is to contact a professional who can assist you in determining without a doubt that you have bed bugs.
Once you know you have the problem, what are you going to do about it?
One of the best bed bug remedies out there is heat. When you heat up your home to a certain temperature, the bugs (and their eggs) cannot survive. The first step is to make sure all windows and doors are sealed tightly. Then make sure everything is unplugged so the bugs that are inside the walls will feel the heat and come out of the plugs.
Once everything is closed up, it’s time to start killing bugs. You will want to perform the heat treatment with propane. This is a gas heat, killing not only by heat but also by the gas in the air. To ensure that the bed bugs die, you need to heat the house to over one hundred degrees. If the house does not heat up enough, the bugs will not die.
If you want to try something other than heat, there are some pest control options on the market. One is a spray or fogger that you set off in your home. It kills the bugs that are in the home at that time. However, they may still come back.
One of the home remedies for bed bugs is to suffocate them. If you wrap all your furniture and beds in plastic wrapping, they will have nothing to eat and they will eventually die. This option to get rid of the bugs may take the longest, but it does work.
Regardless of which method you choose, keep one thing in mind. They multiply very fast and can cause a lot of problems. You will need to get rid of them as quickly as possible. It may be time to call a professional.