When it comes to pest infestations in your Columbus home, there aren’t many as hard to get rid of as a bed bug infestation. What’s worse, in addition to being difficult to get rid of, bed bug infestations can lead to itchy welts on your skin, insomnia, and anemia if the infestation grows to be too large or lasts for too long. That’s why it’s important to get rid of bed bug infestations as quickly as possible. This means relying on tried-and-true effective bed control solutions. Unfortunately, in an effort to save themselves a quick buck, many people first turn to certain DIY solutions that really aren’t all that effective. Instead, they just waste time and money without addressing the problem at hand. This is precisely why you should call the pros about bed bugs in your Columbus home.
Bed Bug Basics
Bed bugs are small parasitic pests that feed on the blood of mammals and some birds. Their favorite source of food, however, is us, humans. As such, they often find their way into our homes, usually settling around beds and upholstered furniture as these locations provide nocturnal bed bugs with easy access to sleeping humans. Although bed bug infestations may begin around beds, if they are not dealt with promptly, they will spread throughout a home, making them even more difficult to get rid of.
The Downsides To DIY Bed Bug Control
When facing bed bug infestations, many people believe they can get rid of them on their own. Unfortunately, many of the go-to DIY solutions aren’t really that effective in addressing entire infestations. Moreover, some treatments call for expensive equipment that requires specialized knowledge to use effectively. Some of these DIY treatments include pesticides, traps, residual powder, and heat.
Pesticides, traps, and residual powders are all products that you can buy over-the-counter at your local hardware store. However, you need all three to have any shot of taking on bed bugs. And while they may not be expensive individually, the price tag really increases when you buy them all. Moreover, even with all three, you most likely won’t eliminate every bed bug in your home which means the problem still exists.
Heat, on the other hand, is a more effective form of bed bug treatment as they cannot survive if the temperature in the room rises above 120 degrees F. Therefore, people might think specialized heaters are a great way to take care of bed bugs on their own. However, despite being effective in dealing with bed bug infestations, these heaters can cost upwards of $1000 which isn’t all that cost-friendly.
Pestmaster® Services’ Bed Bug Control Program
Here at Pestmaster® Services, our Bed Bug Control Program is three-pronged.
First, we begin with a comprehensive inspection of your property to get a better understanding of the severity of the infestation.
Then, we employ one, or a variety, of our effective treatments with the goal of eliminating all current bed bugs and preventing futures ones from returning. These include heat treatments, freeze treatments, ULV fogging, residual sprays, and dust treatments.
Finally, we offer follow-up inspections of your Columbus property to ensure that it is free of any and all bed bugs.
Contact Pestmaster® Services Today
Bed bugs are unwelcome pests in any home. But just because it is difficult to get rid of them, that doesn’t mean you need to live with them. Don’t let bed bugs keep you from getting a good night’s sleep in your own bed. Give Pestmaster® Services a call today to get started with effective bed bug control treatments for your Columbus property.