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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.


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3 Important Steps To Eliminate Bed Bugs From Your Home

Jennie Lucas

Have you been unfortunate enough to pick up an infestation of bed bugs? Are you at your wit's end trying to get rid of your six-legged invaders? Contrary to popular belief, having bed bugs does not automatically mean that you have a dirty home. Bed bugs can hitchhike in used furniture, already be hiding in an apartment when you move in, or get into your home in any number of other ways. Once they arrive, they can be extremely difficult to eliminate. Although you might hope to get rid of bed bugs on your own, you'll likely need professional assistance. Some of the things that you can do to help eliminate bed bugs include:

Buy bed covers: One of the things that can make bed bug elimination so difficult is that bed bugs can actually go for months without eating. At lower temperatures, some bed bug can survive for over a year between meals. Plastic or vinyl mattress slipcases will give bed bugs fewer places to hide, potentially even cutting off part of the colony from its food supply. Your exterminator will be able to give you instructions on how to launder your bedding so as to eliminate as many additional bed bugs as possible once he or she has treated your home for bed bugs.

Prepare to take apart your bed: Bed bugs are small and can hide in the tiniest cracks. While your exterminator can apply insecticide to the bed in an effort to get rid of bed bugs, the most expedient way to get rid of as many bugs as possible is to first dismantle your bed frame. Make sure not to do this until you are told to do so since this could cause the infestation to spread to other areas in your home. However, having the tools and/or muscle available for the task can help your exterminator deal with the situation more quickly.

Invest in bed bug monitors: Once your home has been treated, your pest control expert will likely try to sell you one or more types of bed bug traps or monitors. Naturally, you might be tempted to think that this is simply a way for the exterminator to make a little extra money and that you'll be able to tell when all the bugs are gone. On the contrary, these traps or monitors can be crucial to helping make your house or apartment free of bed bugs. The ability of bed bugs to hide and to go without meals for extended periods of time mean that the first insecticide treatment may not get all of the bed bugs. Bed bug monitors or traps can use a variety of methods to lure concealed bed bugs out of hiding and into a trap where they can be counted. Once these traps are no longer catching bed bugs, your infestation has likely been completely eliminated.