Major Pest Control Releases a Comprehensive Guide to Effective Bed Bug Removal
Published September 8, 2023
Major Pest Control has created an informative guide tackling the persistent issue of bed bugs. This comprehensive resource offers practical and effective solutions for those dealing with these unwelcome pests.
Understanding the Bed Bug Challenge
Bed bugs, scientifically known as Cimex lectularius, have become a global concern due to their ability to infest homes and establishments. These small, reddish-brown insects feed on human blood, often leaving itchy bites and causing discomfort. Eradicating bed bugs requires a well-thought-out approach that focuses on thoroughness and persistence. Bed bugs reproduce quickly – their eggs hatching in 7-10 days, and will start laying their own eggs in four to five weeks. They can survive months in between feeding, making them difficult to eliminate.
Identifying the Problem
The first step to effective bed bug removal is accurate identification. Bed bugs are small, enabling them to hide easily, making detection difficult. To identify: bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped, and about the size of an apple seed. Their eggs are white and are the size and shape of a grain of rice. Bed bugs hide in crevices close to beds, emerging at night to feed. Identifying their presence is crucial for targeted treatment. Bed bugs are attracted to all environments, clean and dirty, so all families and individuals should be vigilant.
Creating a Treatment Plan
Major Pest Control recommends a multi-faceted approach to dealing with bed bugs. Begin by decluttering the infested areas to eliminate hiding spots. Wash and dry bedding, linens, curtains, and clothing on high heat to kill any bugs or eggs. Be careful when transporting the items to a washing machine. It is recommended to place the items in a plastic bag or bin to transport them to the washing machine to prevent spread. Vacuum the area thoroughly, focusing on seams, crevices, and carpets, and dispose of the vacuum bag immediately.
Utilizing Safe and Effective Insecticides
While there are various insecticides available, it’s important to select products specifically designed for bed bug eradication. Choose those with EPA-approved labels for indoor use. Apply insecticides to cracks, crevices, and other hiding spots, following the manufacturer’s instructions closely. Keep in mind that repeated applications may be necessary to eliminate all life stages of bed bugs.
Heat treatment is another effective method for bed bug removal. This involves using steam cleaners or professional heat treatments to raise the temperature in infested areas to a level that kills bed bugs and their eggs. However, this method requires caution to prevent damage to sensitive materials and potential fire hazards.
For severe infestations or cases where self-treatment isn’t successful, seeking professional pest control services is recommended. Experienced pest control experts have the knowledge, tools, and expertise to effectively eliminate bed bugs from homes. They can tailor a treatment plan to suit individuals’ specific situations and ensure thorough eradication.
Preventing Future Infestations
Preventing a re-infestation is as important as eliminating existing bed bugs. Reduce any clutter, especially around beds. After treatment, people should regularly inspect living space for signs of their return. Encase mattresses and box springs in bed bug-proof covers to prevent their harborage. When traveling, inspect hotel rooms before settling in and launder clothing promptly upon returning home.
To provide individuals with the necessary information to combat bed bugs, Major Pest Control has launched an online resource center on their website. This platform offers articles and videos that cover a range of topics related not just to bed bugs, but all pests and how to identify, prevent, and treat them effectively. Jun Bukht, an Associate Certified Entomologist with the company has written a book called “Major Pest Control: Stories from the Trenches A Homeowners Guide to Pest Control” aimed at helping people eliminate pests from their homes. The goal is to empower individuals to take proactive steps toward maintaining a pest-free environment.
Major Pest Control understands the stress and frustration that come with a bed bug infestation. With this comprehensive guide, they aim to offer reliable and practical advice to help individuals and families effectively manage this challenge.
About Major Pest Control
Major Pest Control is a leading pest control company in Edmonton for commercial and residential pest control. They are focused on providing high-quality services while educating the public with resources to help them create a clean and healthy living environment.