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How Does Newport Bed Bug Control Work?

People are sometimes hesitant to contact a bed bug control company because they feel as though it may be too expensive, or they will have to leave their home for too long a period of time. This is an unfortunate situation because no one should feel as though they have to live with bed bugs. Although bed bugs do not pose a threat to a person’s health, they come out at night to bite people when they are sleeping and can even cause you to lose sleep. If you have these critters in your home, read on to learn more about how Newport bed bug control works.

The Inspection

You may know that bed bugs have taken up residence in your mattress and bed frame because you wake up with the tell-tale signs of bed bug bites. However, bed bugs will live in any soft and dark surface, including other pieces of furniture and even the clothes in a person’s closet. A bed bug control company will conduct a thorough inspection to identify all of the problem areas within your home so they can treat the bed bugs effectively, and as quickly as possible.

In some cases, a bed bug control company may even use dogs to detect the areas where these critters are hiding. Dogs have a much stronger sense of smell than humans, and trained canines can tell where bed bugs are hiding simply by their aroma.

Heat Treatments

Heat treatments are very effective at eliminating bed bug problems and are most often used when a full room treatment is necessary and an infestation has become quite serious. Bed bugs cannot survive the heat and so, this treatment will kill them quite quickly. Prior to receiving a heat treatment, you should leave all items in the home that require treatment, sometimes meaning even your purse or briefcase. You should not leave anything in the home that will be negatively impacted by the high heat, including pets, plants, fire extinguishers, unopened bottles of carbonated drinks, or aerosol cans.

A bed bug heat treatment will take anywhere between six and eight hours. Many people think that when they receive a heat treatment for their home they must leave the area for days at a time, but that is not true.

Pesticide Treatment

Pesticide treatments are very effective at eliminating smaller bed bug infestations. You should never spray pesticides such as DEET in places that you sleep, as they can be harmful to your health. The pesticides a bed bug control company will use are safe for humans, but are extremely harmful to the pests. 

Pesticide treatments work due to the fact that bed bugs are habitual. They prefer dark places that allow them to hide in a protective shelter until a host, usually a human, comes nearby. It is only then that they will come out to feed. A bed bug control company will identify the areas the bed bugs are using for shelter and will spray a pesticide barrier over them. When the bed bugs move from their hidden shelters to feed, the pesticide will kill them. The pesticides available to pest control companies are strong enough to not only kill adult bed bugs, but also nymphs. The toxins in the pesticide will also kill the eggs, so they do not hatch.

Prevention Tips

No one wants to get rid of a bed bug problem only to have it return. A Newport bed bug control company should always provide tips that can help prevent bed bugs from finding their way back into your home. Tips may include inspecting second hand items, particularly furniture, for bed bugs before bringing them into a home. Although a bed bug problem is not a sign of uncleanliness, it is also important to vacuum regularly and to eliminate clutter, as it will provide fewer places for bed bugs to live. Bed bugs are also known hitchhikers and so, whenever you travel you should keep your suitcases away from the bed and always inspect it before you leave.

Bed bug control companies can also provide prevention tips for individuals that are not dealing with a problem. Every home’s situation is unique and so, a bed bug control company will help homeowners create a plan specific for their needs.

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Call Our Oregon Bed Bug Control Specialists Today

If you are dealing with an infestation, or just want to prevent one from developing, our Newport bed bug control specialists at Pointe Pest Control are here to help. We know the effective solutions that are right for your home and will put our experience to work for you so everyone in the home can get a better night’s sleep. Call us today at (458) 219-8122 to request a quote.

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