It may be a topic that is distasteful to discuss, but anyone can be affected by bed bugs. Bed bugs are tiny, reddish brown insects which can be seen but are sometimes missed until the bites are noticed. They feed on human blood, often in the hours before dawn, as the victim is sleeping. While they are not generally a major health hazard, who wants to be a bed bug’s feast?? Bed bugs may be one very good reason to contact Pest Control Atlanta GA for an inspection of the home.
Bed bugs can be difficult to detect and get rid of in a home. Pesticides are not very effective, because the bed bug population has developed some immunity to the commonly used chemicals. Not only that, but using pesticides on mattresses is not a good idea, due to health hazards from these to people and pets. Bed bugs can be killed by heat, but this is not easy for the homeowner to apply in a manner that is likely to eradicate the infestation.
The best method for eliminating a bed bug infestation is a combination of very high temperature dry steam treatment and the use of diatomaceous earth, rather than a chemical pesticide. Diatomaceous earth is an all-natural sedimentary mineral compound that is harmless to people and pets.
It is important that, prior to treating the beds and the home, that there be a thorough inspection of the rooms, walls, beds and bedding and surrounding areas. Bed bugs like to hide in crevices near to their food source. A professional bed bug detection system is the most reliable way to identify an infestation.
Once the bed bugs have been decimated with steam and the all-natural compound, there are several prevention measures that can be put in place to decrease the likelihood of a further bed bug invasion. A reliable Pest Control Atlanta GA company can supply bed bug monitors as well as specially designed mattress covers that discourage the presence of bed bugs. Several follow up inspections are recommended after an extermination effort, to make sure the home is free of this annoying and distasteful pest.
Breda’s pest prevention program focuses on protecting both you and your environment. Their methods are family and pet friendly and help to eliminate the health risks posed by pests.
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