Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
Discovering that you have bed bugs in your home is obviously cause for alarm. It's important that you act quickly and take decisive action if you want to stop the bed bugs from spreading and creating an even bigger problem. Sure, burning your entire house to the ground might seem like a great idea in the first minute or so after you discover the infestation, but if you want a more professional approach, here are some tips that might help:
Get Everything Off of the Floor
Bed bugs love clutter and dark spaces, which means those clothes that you just randomly toss on the floor of your bedroom at the end of the day are not helping you very much right now. Start by picking up anything on your floor, within reason. Wash all clothes, towels, bed sheets, and anything else that you think might have been affected. Once you remove all of the hiding spots, it will be easier to see if the bugs are trying to spread out.
If you believe you have bed bugs in your mattress, like all the way down to the box springs, just cleaning the sheets isn't going to help. If you can't afford to get a brand new mattress, you should at least be able to pick up an encasement cover. An encasement cover will prevent anything inside the mattress from getting out. In other words, you can still sleep on a bed bug-infested mattress, provided you have cleaned the sheets and have an encasement added. With nowhere to go, the bed bugs should die out over time -- though you really should replace the mattress when you can.
Get Professional Help
Some homeowners have read that turning up the thermometer or even trying to freeze out the bed bugs can be effective, but that's really more myth than fact. Heat and cold can work under specific situations, but just turning up the dial on your HVAC system isn't going to get it done. Instead of doing that, consider calling a bed bug treatment professional. A professional will be able pinpoint potential hiding spots you might not find on your own, completely eradicating the problem before the bugs have a chance to spread and cause havoc through your entire house.
If you have a bed bug problem, remain calm and start picking up after yourself and washing what you can. For best results, contact a bed bug treatment pro today. Companies like Arab Termite and Pest Control can offer more information.