In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of identifying bed bugs, determining the best treatment options, and preventing future infestations. Here’s everything you need to know about bed bugs.
One thing that makes bed bugs difficult to eliminate is their size. They can fit into tiny places that aren’t easily visible, making them hard to spot until a significant infestation occurs. Bed bugs are also notoriously good at hiding in small cracks and crevices, making it challenging to identify the source of your problem.
Even if you eliminate some bed bug populations, they can resurface out of nowhere, a phenomenon called resurgence. Also, bed bugs can live for months without feeding on blood and survive longer if they go hungry. These little pests travel easily via people and belongings like luggage, bags, and purses. So, when someone moves from one infested place to one that’s not, it’s easy to spread the issue. That’s why you’ll often see entire buildings invaded.
There is no way to predict how long it will take to rid your home of bed bugs altogether. The process can be done in a day or may take several weeks, depending on the size of your home and the location of your infestation. You may notice some initial results within a few days, but it’s essential to understand that getting rid of bed bugs takes time and patience.
Remember, these pests are resilient and can hide well within walls, cracks in the floor, furniture, and other places you wouldn’t suspect at first glance. The first step in tackling this issue is having a professional inspect your home. They will determine if you have a bed bug infestation before providing a treatment suggestion to eliminate the problem.
Your Tulsa pest control company will identify the best-suited products for treating and eliminating bed bugs. Some treatment plans need to be performed in stages. The first one over two weeks, the second over one week, and then a final application two weeks later. Other plans involve two back-to-back treatments followed by another two back-to-back treatments four weeks later. Either way, following the treatment schedule closely is essential to ensure these bugs are gone for good!
If you’ve gone through treatment and seen no improvement after a few weeks, don’t give up! You may have to try another treatment method, like heat exposure. In more significant cases, multiple types of treatments need to be combined to find success.
At Midwest Pest Control, we have extensive experience helping residential clients eliminate bed bug infestations. We strive to deliver the most effective and fast treatment so you can get back to everyday life with the peace of mind you deserve. Contact us today to discover how we can help you take back your home and relax with confidence and comfort.