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How to Mange & Treat Bed Bugs | Santee Pest Control

How to Manage & Treat Bed Bugs

We have a lot of experience treating and getting rid of bed bugs in your home or business. We will use only methods that have been shown to work to treat and get rid of your bed bug problem. After the treatment, we do a K9 inspection to make sure there are no more bed bugs in the area we treated. This makes us feel good that the area was taken care of well. As with termites, the only way to figure out if you really have a problem with bed bugs and what steps you need to take to treat and get rid of them is to do a thorough examination.

Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you have any questions or want to set up a time for an inspection. Do I have bed bugs? Read on to find out. 

Bug Bites

Like bites from other insects, bug bites can look like red, welt-like bumps on the skin. They can cause a wide range of problems, such as allergic reactions, skin infections, mental distress, and even anaphylactic shock, which is a very rare problem. But one of the most interesting and scary things about bed bug bites is that the damage they cause is often not seen or felt for a long time after it has already happened. This is because bed bugs will first numb you with their saliva before sucking your blood out of your body in a hungry way.

Facts About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are notoriously hard to spot, which is why it may be important to know a lot about their habits and how they look in order to find them as quickly as possible. Because they have flat bodies and are about the size of an apple seed, bed bugs can get into your home through almost any opening. Bed bugs like warm, dark places that are close to where people sleep. 

Most of the time, they are in mattresses, but they can also be in other furniture, clothes, carpets, and a lot of other places. Also, they can live for almost a whole year in a house as long as the temperature stays normal and there is enough food. When you add this to the fact that bed bugs can take over a home in as little as three or four months, it’s easy to see how quickly the problem can get out of hand. There are also the following things to think about:

Defense & Treatment

In sports, they say that sometimes the best defense is a strong offense, so do what you need to do to keep bed bugs out of your home as much as possible. This will give you the best chance of being successful. First, check it often, especially when you get back from a trip or after people leave your house. The same goes for your furniture. Make it a habit to check it often, especially any used items you might bring into your home. Even though a house’s cleanliness has nothing to do with how likely it is to have bed bugs, it is still a good idea to get rid of clutter, even if the only benefit is that it gives the bugs less places to hide.

When it comes to therapy, the best thing to do is to see a trained specialist. Having said that, choose carefully because the effectiveness of different expert therapies varies a lot. Heat treatments, for example, are used by a lot of professionals in the field of pest control. However, they are usually only used as a method of contact killing, which means they only kill the bed bugs that can be seen and not the whole infestation.

Contact us right away to set up a time for a thorough bed bug inspection at your home. The type of treatment that will work best for you will depend on how bad your situation is. We are a pest control company that serves the Central Valley. If you have any questions or concerns, just give us a call.

CalPest Tech Tips

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