The Best Advice Jacksonville Homeowners Can Hear About Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control

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Many people struggle with insomnia during their lifetime. Most recover, a few do not. The question is, can someone who doesn’t naturally have insomnia come down with it? When introduced to bed bugs, many studies suggest this can happen. If you are sharing your bed with bed bugs each night, chances are you aren’t getting the best sleep. Even the thought of bed bugs being around is enough to cause most individuals to twist and turn in their bed restlessly. If this is the case for you, we have something for you today. Here is the best advice we have for homeowners dealing with bed bugs here in Jacksonville.

Don’t Try To Handle Bed Bugs On Your Own

Are you the kind of person who likes to do things yourself? If so, your first reaction to a bed bug problem might be to try to handle it on your own. We are here today to warn you of just how difficult this will be. 
As pests go, bed bugs are about as hard to treat as they come. For one, bed bugs are extremely resilient towards many different forms of pest control products. Chemicals that work great on other pests, just don’t work the same for bed bugs. In addition to this, bed bugs are very good at hiding. If at any point a bed bug feels threatened, they will move fast to find cover within your home, usually deep within your wall and floor voids. Once hidden and away from danger, a bed bug will stay put until it seems safe to reemerge. This is where the kicker comes in. Bed bugs can survive upwards of 400 days without a blood meal. That means, unless you are willing to treat your home straight for an entire year or more, you may never find full success dealing with the problem on your own.

Here are some common yet unsuccessful ways people try to deal with bed bugs on their own.

  • Using scents such as fresh mint, garlic, and rubbing alcohol.
  • Vacuuming all their rugs and furniture.
  • Washing all of their clothing and bed linens.
  • Placing scented dryer sheets around their bed.
  • Using baking soda around sleep areas.
  • Using double-sided tape.
  • Steam cleaning as many parts of their home as possible.
  • Warming up their bed with a hairdryer.

Although all of these methods can have minor success in temporarily dealing with bed bugs, but none are reliable solutions to fully handle your problem.
At the end of the day, if even one bed bug is able to escape your treatments, your problem will come back, in a day, a week, several months, or even a year later. To save yourself months of frustration, here is what we recommend you do.

What Can You Do About Bed Bugs?

Just because there is not much you can do about bed bugs, does not mean they are impossible to get rid of. If you are dealing with sleep-disrupting bed bugs inside your Jacksonville home, you need the help of a professional. At Havard Pest Control, we have the tools and experience needed to get your home bed bug-free. With our team by your side, bed bugs will have nowhere to hide. All you have to do is give us a call. We will send one of our highly trained pest technicians your way ASAP with a fast and effective treatment for bed bugs. Let us help you get back to sweet dreams.