After a busy day at work, all one needs to get recharged for the next day is a good night’s sleep. However, blood-sucking bed bugs hiding in your mattresses and the nooks and crannies of your beds make that a little tricky. They bite you and cause itches on your body, resulting in an uncomfortable sleep.
If you know how fast bed bugs can multiply in numbers, you should take action to eliminate them from your house as soon as possible. However, since you are not a bed bug extermination professional, you may be vulnerable to making a few mistakes.
Let us look at a few commonly made mistakes when dealing with bed bugs.
Common mistakes when dealing with bed bugs
Ignoring the problem.
Bed bugs start inhabiting your home in small numbers and then multiply into hundreds. You may find one or two bites on your arm and think it is harmless, but those two bugs can birth hundreds more before you even know it. Crushing one or two bugs won’t solve the problem. When you see the first signs of a bed bug, call professional help.
Keeping the infestation a secret.
If you are ashamed of having bed bugs in your house and try to hide them from your family members or guests, it could later create problems for you. Bed bugs can be picked by anyone, kids, teenagers, or 60-year-olds. If you have newborns or small babies, bed bugs could bite them and interrupt their sleep. Moreover, hiding an infestation from your landlord could result in you becoming financially responsible for the treatments.
Getting rid of infested items.
Many people make a common mistake when they discover bed bugs in their house by throwing away the infested items, such as mattresses. This is wasteful and will cost you additional money to buy a new mattress. Moreover, it will also potentially spread the bed bug infestation to other parts of your house while transferring the mattress to the curb. Instead, quarantine these items and let experts remove the bugs.
While there are various problems that you can solve on your own, a bed bug infestation is not one of them. You may think it is more efficient and affordable to use bug bombs, sprays, or other off-the-shelf contact killers, but they create more problems than solving. Using these treatments causes the bugs to move deeper into hiding or switch their habitable place to a different area of the house, which makes future treatments even more difficult.
Not everything is meant to be done by amateurs, and only professionals should handle certain things. To avoid making mistakes that will give birth to additional problems, call pest control experts and get rid of the pesky critters for good.