Tips To Keeping Your Placerville Home Bed Bug Free

bed bugs on a mattress

Tips To Keeping Your Placerville Home Bed Bug Free

There’s always a possibility that insects and creatures are lurking around your Placerville home. Not all species make themselves known. Many can slip indoors and create ruin without being seen for an extended period. Seemingly random damage is often the first clue people have that things are awry. If the invading critter in question can rapidly procreate in volume, the problem may be more obvious. Bed bugs are initially subtle, but they’ll eventually be visible.

Bed bugs are such a hassle; folks will try just about anything to get rid of them. Store products and “do it yourself” techniques are popular, but they can’t compare to professional avenues. They’re not as inexpensive as believed, and they have several shortcomings. Learn how to keep bed bugs out successfully and what Hangtown Pest Control can do to assist you. 

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

It’s not dirt that helps bed bugs to live; it's blood. Not everything that’s commonly said is true. Having a tidy domicile is only a supportive measure. It won’t ward these persistent insects off. Typically, they wander around animal hubs and public places. Pastures, offices, schools, airports, hotels, and similar tend to have issues. As bed bugs creep into your bags and clothes, you’ll be unaware. They’ll make it home with you and then take over the following:

  • Mattresses
  • Couches
  • Fabrics
  • Upholstery
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Wood trim
  • Wallpaper
  • Flooring

Bites on your skin are the most apparent sign of a bed bug infestation. Patches of red and itchy bumps will be bunched together, akin to a rash. Odors and stains are also indicative of an intrusion. Expect musty air and tarnished fabrics and surfaces. Look for reddish-brown blotches, blood drops, and fecal smudges that are brown or black. The texture might be grainy or powdery.

Resembling apple seeds, bed bugs are globular, reddish-brown, and 0.25 of an inch long. Their heads are capped with two antennas. It’s smaller than their tail, which is outlined by six legs. The midsection is weirdly formed. Pearly white eggs are what they’ll release after mating, which will give way to translucent young.

Why Don’t Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Bed Bug Tricks Work?

Retail goods and “do it yourself” methods are generally $20.00 to $90.00 each. Repeat purchases would be needed. Each adult insect, nymph, and egg has to be eliminated for an infestation to end. It’ll be hopeless to find them all; they’re so tiny and spread out. Additionally, independent options are hazardous:

  • Essential Oils: The relief provided by essential oils will be temporary, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Prevalent types are blood orange, paraffin, silicone, and spearmint. A few may irritate eyes and skin. Oil lamps and the like can become too hot. 
  • Dry Ice: Carbon dioxide discharges from dry ice; substantial amounts are dangerous to breathe. Chemical burns can occur after touching it. 
  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE): This powder can dry bed bugs out, but it’s risky to inhale. 
  • Rubbing Alcohol: Breathing difficulties and respiratory illnesses have been tied to this substance. The ethanol in it is flammable.

Helpful things you can do on your own include regularly inspecting mattresses and bed perimeters, furniture, personal bags, and second-hand items. You’ll want to have a flashlight. Examine your sleeping quarters when traveling, and wash and dry clothes with heat. Put luggage in plastic covers. Also, don’t put your belongings on the floor.

What Can Hangtown Pest Control Do About Bed Bugs?

Professional interventions are required to eradicate bed bugs. We at Hangtown Pest Control have safe solutions that are industrial-grade. Our highly trained technicians will employ liquid treatments to key zones. Retreatments and guarantees are available. Call today for a free estimate!