Due to their incredibly small size, bed bugs can fit into even the smallest cracks and crevices, making finding them difficult. If you are looking to treat your bed bugs, either using professionals or yourself, it is important to know just how large your treatment area is so that you treat the right areas of your home and don’t miss any bed bugs. If you leave even just one or two bed bugs alive, or just eggs, the infestation will come back.
The best way to do this is to carry out an inspection of your home, focusing on the areas where bed bugs are typically found.
The traditional way to treat bedbugs is through the use of insecticides and pesticides specifically designed to kill insects. The problem is, many of the chemicals within insecticides are not only toxic to insects, they can also be harmful to humans, pets, and the environment.
Unsafe exposure to insecticides can lead to headaches, dizziness, breathing difficulties, and vomiting. High levels will even change the hormone levels in your body and cause birth defects, so are especially detrimental to the health of pregnant women.
Don’t Panic!!! Try not to panic! Remember, bed bugs are not attracted to dirt but are more like mosquitoes – they’re interested in blood, so you couldn’t have been any cleaner, you’ve just been somewhere where the bed bugs were. In most cases, bed bugs are picked up while traveling and then make themselves at home in your bed. Before proceeding to frantically blitz your bedroom with the vacuum and spray your whole room with disinfectant, here are three common mistakes people make when attempting to rid their homes of bed bugs: