Bed bugs are an increasingly common problem in Canada. They are found in both houses and apartments. Residents with a bed bug problem often have difficulty sleeping and wake up with itchy, red bite marks on their body. Even worse, bed bugs are extremely resilient to normal insecticides, making them extremely difficult to get rid of. Households often become re-infested because bed bugs often inhabit various areas of a building. Professional bed bug services can be expensive so many homeowners ask if homemade remedies really work. Our company offers professional bed bug control services that are potent and cost-effective.
Homemade Remedies For Bed Bugs
There are several recommended suggestions for homeowners to eliminate bed bugs on their own, each method with its own benefits, disadvantages, and effectiveness.
Our technicians recommend to rely on a common method, which is to first isolate the areas that bed bugs are found. This most likely means your bed and bedding. You can purchase a bed bug resistant mattress protector, found in various home supply stores. Additionally, the home should be thoroughly vacuumed, including the bed, bed frame, and headboard. Lastly, all machine-washable clothing and bedding should be laundered in hot water for at least an hour. Store clean clothing in sealed garbage bags to prevent bed bugs from getting into it.
A commonly used bed bug control product is diatomaceous earth. This can be purchased in gardening and hardware stores. Sprinkle the powder in areas that bed bugs can be found. Keep bed bugs isolated or away by sprinkling it in a perimeter around something, such as your bed or room. Diatomaceous earth will kill bed bugs on physical contact. However, the substance is a lung irritant so wear protective clothing. This method is not recommended for households with pets.
How To Prevent Bed Bugs From Re-Infesting
It is not necessary to throw away your bed, other furniture, carpet, or clothing. Bed bugs can be successfully eliminated from the areas that harbor them. Bed bugs can live up to a year without feeding.
For Renters, Lessees, and Conjoined Homeowners
For residents living in a rental apartment, conjoined townhouses, or condos, it is recommended that you contact your property management. Bed bugs can travel through walls. This means that once your neighbors’ home is infested, yours will most likely be too, and vice versa. Additionally, re-infestation is common if only one isolated area is treated for bed bugs. This is because bed bugs will avoid areas sprayed with pesticides and return once they wear off. This is why professional pest control companies strongly recommend treating an entire building for bed bugs, even if only one room or apartment is found to be infested.
Professional Bed Bug Management Services
Our company offers professional bed bug control services in Ajax. Our reliable and professional technicians are ready to take your call. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and offer immediate bookings of service. Call now to receive a general quote over the phone. Affordable Bed Bug Removal in Ajax, ON call (647) 557-7978.