Why You Should Call The Pros About Bed Bugs In Your Modesto Home

June 16, 2020

The thought of bed bugs gives people chills. Picture your mattress crawling with a legion of insects that want to suck your blood. You’ll wake up to tons of tiny, red bites all over your body. Bites that are unsightly and itchy. It sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it?

bed bug infestation and larva on bedding

Bed bugs can truly be a nightmare. They reproduce fast, and you’ll be in over your head by the time you realize you have them. A lot of Modesto residents opt to try store-bought insecticides or “do-it-yourself” procedures to get rid of bed bugs. They think it will be quicker and cheaper than professional care, but this isn’t accurate. Further, alternate routes are less effective. Find out why this is, and why Peace of Mind Pest Control is the way to go.

How Do You Get Bed Bugs?

Chances are, you picked up bed bugs while you were at a public place. These insects are constantly on the prowl for blood. You could be at a train station, hotel, or school, and a critter could slip into your personal bags and clothes. When you inadvertently bring them home, they’ll travel to the following:

  • Upholstery

  • Couches

  • Fabrics

  • Mattresses

  • Wallpaper 

  • Flooring

  • Electronics

  • Appliances

  • And other places

As they move about, they’ll leave stains on linens and surfaces. Be on the lookout for blood, red-brown smudges, and brown or black waste marks. Sometimes, the consistency of their feces is powdery. Bed bugs are also known for creating a “musty” odor. These are all signs of infestation.

The type of bed bug you’re most likely to encounter is reddish-brown with three body segments. Their heads are small and circular and topped with two antennae. Their midsection is a peculiar shape, while their big bottoms are oval. Size-wise, they’re typically no larger than ¼ of an inch long. Their eggs are white, and their young are translucent.

Why Is Professional Service The Only Option For Bed Bugs?

As soon as you see a bed bug, you need to bring in a professional exterminator. Wiping these pests out requires finding every single one of them, whether it’s reached adulthood or is still in an egg. This is incredibly hard to do without professional help. The chief reason “do-it-yourself” items and commercial products don’t work is that they can’t reach all the bugs. You could repeatedly shell out $20.00 to $90.00 on things that simply won’t get the job done. Additionally, you might be playing with fire:

  • Rubbing alcohol: The ethanol in this liquid can kill the bed bugs it touches, but it’s extremely flammable. Moreover, breathing in too much of it can trigger respiratory dysfunction. 

  • Insecticides: The majority of these have little to no effect on bed bugs. If you get something strong, it could be hazardous to be around.

  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE): This powder-based substance is a dehydrator for bed bugs, but inhaling it could be lethal for a human or pet.

  • Dry ice: The carbon dioxide of dry ice can trap bed bugs, but it’s a harmful gas in generous amounts. You could also get a chemical burn.

What Does Peace of Mind Pest Have For Bed Bugs?

For over 10 years, Peace of Mind Pest has eradicated bed bugs and other critters. We utilize cutting-edge and specialized techniques to complete a thorough elimination. Our services come with guarantees, recurring visits, and multiple treatments to make sure all is well.

We can prove we understand insects and creatures in relation to properties, as we are members of multiple realtor and inspection associations. Call us today to be the next person to receive a free inspection!

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