If you have discovered that you have bed bugs in Columbia, you must contact an experienced, professional pest management company as soon as possible. Bed bug infestations can quickly spread throughout a house or building, and bed bug bites will cause uncomfortable red welts and severe itching. Here is some advice about what you can do if you have a bed bug infestation.
Contact a Professional Pest Management Expert
While you can begin killing bed bugs yourself, you’ll need the services of a professional pest management company to completely eliminate the infestation. Pest management experts have extensive knowledge and training in bed bug biology, behavior, and the insecticide and extermination techniques necessary for effective bed bug treatment. The insecticides that are commercially available are not particularly effective on bed bugs. They may kill some of the bed bugs but are more likely to simply encourage the bugs to spread to other parts of your home.
Don’t Change Where You Sleep
If you begin sleeping in a different part of your home, the bed bugs will migrate to you and spread further throughout your home. Bed bugs are able to quickly and easily find human hosts to feed upon, and will even leave your home with you via your clothing or bedding. The more your bed bug infestation spreads, the more difficult it will be to eliminate the bed bugs. Bed bugs can also survive for more than a year without a host to feed on, so if you don’t hire a professional pest control service, you run the risk that you won’t be able to find and eradicate every last bug, and your infestation will continue indefinitely.
Don’t Immediately Dispose of Items
The majority of your belongings will have to be disinfected or disposed of after your bed bug treatment. You shouldn’t dispose of items prior to bed bug treatment, however, as you will spread the bugs throughout your home or building. You also can pass the problem along to someone else if he comes into contact with your infested belongings.