If you’re dealing with a bed bug infestation, you’ll know how hard they are to control.
You’ve probably tried various DIY methods already. However, DIY methods are only helpful in certain situations, such as reducing the population of bed bugs.
Unfortunately, they don’t eliminate them. And if bed bugs have already invaded your mattress, DIY methods, like bed bug traps, will not work to prevent them from crawling into your bed at night. This is why hiring a professional exterminator is best instead of constantly battling the bugs yourself.
What are the advantages of hiring an expert?
1. Fast and Efficient
Professional pest controllers are faster at eliminating bed bugs than you using DIY methods. An expert uses chemicals and heat treatments to kill bed bugs and their eggs. Although inconvenient, hiring an expert to enter your home is better than endlessly chasing bed bugs with a vacuum cleaner and constantly washing your bed sheets.
2. Cost Effective
DIY methods will cost more money and time in the long run. The upfront cost of heat treatments may seem significant, but you’ll save more money. If the infestation gets out of control, it’ll take longer to reduce the numbers to a tolerable level.
3. Prevents Damage
A severe bed bug infestation causes many people to throw away furniture, beds, curtains, and clothes. Sometimes it’s necessary to avoid re-infesting your home after treating your room. However, you can avoid losing your possessions if you call a professional before the situation spirals out of control.
Furthermore, you may avoid having your items soaked in pesticides as these can be harmful if used in high amounts. A professional will likely use chemicals and heat to avoid exposing you to too many pesticides.
4. Increased Knowledge
By contacting a professional, they will pass on their knowledge to help prevent bed bugs from getting out of control again. Remember, bed bugs don’t fly, so they tend to hitchhike on luggage and clothes after you’ve been visiting other types of accommodation.
Contact us to arrange an inspection if you’re dealing with an infestation or are unsure if bed bugs are present. It’s better to catch them early than leave it until later. Bed bugs will never go away independently; intervention is key to eradicating an infestation.