Are you having trouble with bedbugs in your Portland or Vancouver home? In this blog post, we will share everything you need to know about bedbugs, and how to handle them.
Understanding and Dealing with Bedbugs
In a revealing discussion with pest control expert Ken VahnDijk, we delved into the world of bedbugs – their signs, causes, and effective ways to eliminate them. Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of the insights:
First Signs of Bedbugs
The earliest indication of a bedbug infestation is the appearance of red welts or bumps on the skin, usually in a line of three. These bites can cause itching and scratching. Additionally, blood spots on sheets, resulting from bedbugs excreting after feeding, are a common sign.
Main Cause of Bedbugs
Bedbugs are a global issue and aren’t confined to any specific type of accommodation. They can hitch a ride on luggage, clothing, and even hide in rugs or picture frames. Regardless of the location, they can easily travel to new environments.
What to Do If You’ve Slept in a Bed with Bedbugs
If you suspect bedbug exposure, over-the-counter products may offer some relief, but a professional treatment is often necessary for effective elimination. This involves a thorough process, including spraying along the mattress seams, bed frame, nightstands, and behind pictures. Since about 90% of bedbugs are found within six feet of the bed, a comprehensive approach is crucial.
Instant Solutions for Killing Bedbugs
Unfortunately, there is no instant solution for bedbugs, particularly because of their eggs and their ability to hide in inaccessible places. The most effective method involves them crossing treated areas, which leads to their ingestion of the treatment and subsequent death.
Completely Eliminating Bedbugs
It is possible to eradicate bedbugs completely. The process usually requires one to three visits by a professional, depending on the level of infestation. With thorough treatment and multiple applications, a bedbug infestation can be entirely resolved.
In summary, understanding the signs of bedbugs, their causes, and the necessary steps for eradication is key in dealing with these pests. Professional assistance plays a crucial role in ensuring a complete and effective solution.
Bedbug Problem? We have the Solution!
Bedbugs in your Portland or Vancouver home can be a seasonal issue or a year-round problem. Don’t let bedbugs take over your home. At EcoCare Pest Control, we offer the right solutions to keep your home comfortable and pest-free. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection or quote on your extermination service.