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Essential Steps For Successful Bed Bug Removal In Gilbert

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Bed bugs are one of the most troublesome pests you can pick up around your property. Professional bed bug control in Gilbert is essential for successful bed bug removal, so don’t hesitate to call What’s Bugging You Pest Control today.

Step One: Identifying A Bed Bug Infestation In The Home

Bed bugs are notorious for their hiding skills, and these bugs will often infiltrate into the smallest hiding areas possible as an infestation starts around your home. It’s important to look out for the early warning signs of bed bugs, as noticing any of the following means it’s time to reach out to bed bug control professionals.

Signs of bed bugs in your home include:

  • Visual sightings of adult bed bugs around your sleeping areas or bedroom furniture.

  • Unpleasant or musty odors around your home.

  • Reddish staining on sheets, walls, and upholstered items.

  • Bed bug bites appearing on any limbs that are exposed overnight.

Seeing one or more of these signs indicates that you need professional help to get rid of bed bugs before these pests take over your property.

Step Two: Preparing Your Home For Bed Bug Heat Treatments

Bed bug heat treatments are highly effective, but they do need some preparation on your part to ensure they work for your home. You can speak with one of our service technicians for specific details on preparing your home ahead of a bed bug treatment, but the general steps to keep in mind are as follows.

You should work to declutter infested areas and clean out cabinets, closets, and drawers. This allows heat to properly circulate throughout these spaces and eliminate every trace of bed bugs. You should also remove perishable products, art supplies, and food supplies from kitchen and pantry areas, as the high temperatures easily damage these products, and be prepared to leave your home for about twelve hours. Any items that may melt or explode under high temperatures will also need to be removed from your home.

Step Three: How Our Heat Treatments Safely Eliminate The Infestation

Heat treatment is one of the safest and most effective ways to eliminate an infestation of bed bugs. These parasitic pests can’t withstand temperatures more than 118 degrees Fahrenheit, and exposure to these high temperatures for at least thirty minutes will kill bed bug eggs and adult bed bugs.

Heat treatments are generally preferred to eliminate bed bugs, as heat is able to penetrate every part of your home and fully get rid of an infestation. Not to mention, heat treatments are particularly well-suited for homes with children or pets, as there are no chemicals or lingering dangers involved with bed bug heat treatment.

One of our service technicians at What's Bugging You Pest Control can help you understand more about the benefits of heat treatments for your bed bug problem.

Step Four: Post-Treatment Assessment And Preventative Measures

After bed bug removal has been completed by our heat treatment solutions, one of our service technicians will complete a post-treatment assessment. This assessment will help us determine that your bed bug problem is fully eliminated and make further treatment plans if needed. We will also give you advice on preventative measures for bed bugs, some of which you can get started on ahead of time.

For example, you can avoid accidentally bringing bed bugs into your home by checking for signs of bed bugs when traveling. Never stay in a hotel or motel with staining, unpleasant odors, and signs of bed bugs, and always double-check second-hand furniture and appliances before you bring them into your home.

Contact What's Bugging You Pest Control at the first signs of bed bugs to ensure you eliminate these pests before they take over your home.