Saturday, April 14, 2012
So the horrible news has been delivered, it's bed bugs. Now what you ask. How do I get rid of bed bugs? Well if you are lucky enough to have found the bed bugs early on, where it is only a stray that found it's way into your home on a piece of luggage after a vacation for instance, then the bed bug elimination should not be a problem at all. If you are unlucky enough to have let the problem fester, thinking those bite marks on your arms were from mosquitoes and didn't get the bed bugs identified until months or a year down the road, then the problem is going to be very tough to get rid of. It will take a ton of time, frustration, and money. You have two options. The classic chemical treatment, or the heat treatments that are being offered by companies. The option you don't have is to try to do it yourself. Bed bugs are not like roaches or mice. They are like super bugs. Call a professional that has a ton of experience. If the pest control company comes out to your home and says they can get rid of them for a hundred bucks, ask them to leave. Look to spend closer to a thousand dollars for chemical and several thousand for heat. One last bit of advice is follow the bed bug remediation company's instructions to the letter. It is a team effort to get rid of these little buggers.