Having bed bugs can be a very scary, emotional, psychologically draining, socially embarrassing and an expensive experience. You might be nodding your head in agreement if you have ever dealt with a bed bug infestation or had a bed bug scare. How to exterminate bed bugs at home is a question in the big picture. To avoid large expenses and in the hopes of getting the job done as soon as possible, most home owners attempt to treat the infestation on their own with the guidance of videos on YouTube or suggestions made on forums.
Sometimes do it yourself (DIY) techniques found on the internet can work when the infestation is in its very initial stages. That being said, it is very important to note most of the time these DIY techniques do not work at all, in fact they cause the infestation to increase and spread to the rest of the house. Due to this, it is always recommended to contact a professional instead like our team of experts at Pest Solution Services.
When people begin to see signs of bed bugs in their home they panic and begin to move things around such as their bedsheets, pillows and furniture. By doing this they allow the bed bugs to spread to the rest of the house. There are recommended protocols set by the Canadian Pest Management Association (CPMA) that suggest that home owners with bed bugs should enclose the effected items in a plastic bag before moving them.
During you quest for how to exterminate bed bugs at home one may ask, what about over the counter bed bug sprays that promise to get the job done? Again, it is important to understand these products are not enough, in fact bed bugs repel these products and begin to move around and start hiding in places such as behind the electrical outlets, inside phone jacks, behind picture frames, under carpets, behind based boards, in cracks crevices, and even inside electronics! As you can imagine this further complicates the situation and causes the infestation to get larger.
Many of my customers have used Diatomaceous Earth (DE) as their first tool in this battle. They have experimented with spreading DE all over and around their mattresses and couches. The main misconception with this technique is that DE is harmless because DE is an organic/natural product that is made from plants. Which is a fact, however this method can be harmful as spreading DE in this manner causes one to inhale it which can result in health issues. The product itself is not the problem, it is this manner that is harmful. DE is used in crack and crevices by professionals that wear a dust mask.
Again and again people have tried to defeat bed bugs on their own only to find it is never an efficient way to deal with the infestation of these little bugs. After a lot of frustration and wastage of money and time and causing the infestation to worsen, the home owners finally contact a professional to come save the day. We recommend, as many other professionals do, to speak to an expert in a quest to how to exterminate bed bugs at home before trying to do it on your own.