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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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How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

Jennie Lucas

Bed bugs are tiny nuisances that feed off of blood and can make their home in not just your bed, but elsewhere in your home such as in carpeting, other furniture, behind photos and baseboards, and inside wall plates. These pesky bugs can take over your home if you don't take care of the problem as soon as you notice that you have one. See below for some tips to help you get rid of bed bugs.

What To Look For?

If you aren't sure what a bed bug even looks like, they are about the size of an apple seed when they are full size and are a reddish brown color. You may notice blood splatters on your walls and around wall plates. Pull back your bed sheets and inspect your mattress for these bugs. Pull back the mattress seems and along the edges, also look at the box spring for these bugs. You can check around baseboards and behind any photos or wall hangings. If you have spotted any signs of bugs or even skin from the bugs shedding, you may have a problem.

What To Do?

First take everything off of your bed including pillows and place everything into a plastic garbage bag until you can get it washed. You want to wash everything in the hottest water possible. Next, remove everything from your floors such as clutter or piles of clothing. Wash what you can in hot water. Anything else can be moved to plastic garbage bags to help suffocate these bugs. Vacuum your mattress and empty the canister outside of your home. Place the mattress in a mattress bag, which can be found at your local mattress store or at a big box store. Move your bed frame away from the wall and the mattress away from the frame to help prevent bugs from attempting to climb up to your bed.

Vacuum your carpeting and again empty the canister outside of your home. Wipe down walls, baseboards and wall hangings using a bleach/water mixture and kill any bugs you see on the spot. Wipe down furniture, paying attention to the underside as well where bed bugs can be hiding.

To help keep these pests at bay you can sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the room where you've seen bed bugs, and around your home. Try to keep pets and small children away from these areas where you've sprinkled it. 

If you have a problem with bed bugs throughout your entire home, you may want to hire a pest control specialist for help. If they are all over your home, you have an infestation and need to get rid of the bugs as quickly as possible. These bugs can be a pain and can cause itchy bumps all over your body, so prevent this from happening by hiring a specialist for help if you've spotted bed bugs.

Contact a business like Yuma Pest Termite Systems for professional help.