How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Mobile Homes
Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to deal with. They are not just “dirty” home pests because anyone is susceptible to them. It is no easy task to get rid of a bed bug infestation, and if not handled by professionals, it can be costly, time-consuming, and more stressful than it needs to be.
As a Mobile resident, you should know how to identify bedbugs, the common ways people try to get rid of them, and why professional bed bug control is the most effective.
Identifying Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are arachnids, meaning they have eight legs, no antennas or wings. They are about the size of an apple seed and are oval and flat. Once they take a blood meal, they will become engorged and appear reddish.
Because they are nocturnal and master’s at hiding, it can be difficult to identify. It would help if you also looked for:
- Rust-colored staining on bedding
- Specks of blood on sheets
- Groupings of red bumps (bites) around the ankles, neck, and arms
- Shed skin and eggs can also be a sign of bed bugs
If you suspect bed bugs in your home, you shouldn’t wait to get a handle on them, as the infestation will only enlarge and worsen.
Common Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Bed Bug Control Methods
When faced with a bed bug infestation, many people’s first instinct may be to try and get rid of them on their own. To do this, they utilize two different kinds of DIY control methods, chemical and non-chemical.
These chemical methods include foggers, pesticides, and desiccants. A bottle of spray pesticide can be $20 or more, which might not seem too bad, but you will need multiple bottles to take care of an infestation. This DIY method can quickly run up an expensive bill. This is not to mention the many items you will most likely have to get rid of due to failed bed bug removal.
On the other hand, non-chemical methods can be performed with what you have at home, utilizing heat and freezing temperatures. Such as:
- Placing items in the dryer at its highest setting.
- Steaming furniture and appliances at a temperature higher than 130º F.
- Placing items such as bedding and clothing in a sealed back in a car for several days if you live in hot temperatures.
- You can also place a sealed bag of items in a freezer below 0º F for several days.
You might want to rethink DIY’ing bed bug control as it can end up causing you more time, money, and stress. If you want to rid your home of bed bugs effectively, look no further than EnSec.
EnSec’s Bed Bug Control Program
Don’t wait to call in EnSec’s professionals to assist with bed bugs. Our bed bug control program is tested and proven to eradicate these unwanted pests from your property, guaranteed. Bed bugs have become increasingly more resistant to conventional control methods, which is why our bed bug control offerings include thermal remediation, which does not require chemicals and is an eco-friendly option that is safe for children and pests.
After we perform a full inspection on your home and confirm you have a bed bug infestation, we will supply a prep sheet so you can prepare your home to receive the most effective results. Don’t wait to call EnSec if you are experiencing a bed bug infestation in your Mobile home.