Bed Bug Treatment
D's Pest Control
Bed bug bites are almost always treatable on your own. Over-the-counter pain medication and anti-itch creams will be helpful for bed bug bites that result in milder symptoms.
If you have mild symptoms from your bed bug bites, there are some at-home remedies that you can try: a baking soda and water paste, toothpaste, aloe vera, witch hazel, and more!
You usually need a bed bug exterminator to completely get rid of bed bugs in your home. Professional pest control companies use heat treatments, steam treatments, and more strategies to get rid of bed bugs.
Baking soda is said to work to eliminate bed bug populations by dehydrating them. However, there is no evidence that it will work to exterminate an entire infestation.
There are several DIY bed bug control options that you can try before going with a professional treatment. These include vacuuming and high-heat washes.
When you are in the middle of a bed bug infestation, it is important to wash your bedding, clothes, and other washable items in a hot washer cycle. Be careful when transporting your belongings to the laundry room.
Bed bugs are not interested in eating human food, so you do not have to toss any of your food after dealing with a bed bug infestation.
You should actually refrain from moving your mattress at all when dealing with bed bugs. This is how bed bugs spread to other areas in your home.
Bed bugs rarely infest carpets, but when they do, it’s important to do a thorough job vacuuming. Also, be careful when you toss your vacuum cleaner bags!
Your bed bug control company will give you preparation instructions before your treatment. These will include preparing to vacate your property for part of the day.