Do I Need A Professional To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Mississippi?

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a bed bug crawling on wood furniture

Not all problems with insects and creatures will be obvious. Some take time to rise to visibility. One reason why ongoing pest remediation is necessary is that many creepy crawlers can go without being spotted. In many situations, harm to your Mississippi home or business is the lone signal of an issue. When it comes to bed bugs, it definitely seems like they arrive out of nowhere. 

Bed bugs are extremely hard to combat. Complications with them can get out of hand quickly. Many people try retail products and “do it yourself” tricks, thinking they’re less expensive than professional methods. However, the opposite is true, and they’re not as effective. Learn more about this and discover what Havard Pest Control has to offer for bed bugs. 

How Do You Get Bed Bugs?

Folks believe that dirt is what attracts bed bugs and keeps them alive, but it’s actually blood. No matter how neat your dwelling is, it’s not enough to discourage these pests. Given this information, it’s not shocking that they’re all over animal locations and public places. Plenty of farms, bus stations, schools, offices, and hotels are affected by the insects. The havoc starts with your bags and clothes; they’ll slip inside and go with you to your home or work. Then, they’ll infiltrate the following:

  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Upholstery
  • Mattresses
  • Couches
  • Fabrics
  • Flooring
  • Wood trim
  • Wallpaper

Bed bug infestations are confirmed with odors, stains, and bites on your skin. Musty smells will be persistent. Your fabrics and surfaces are sure to have reddish-brown smears, blood drops, and fecal marks or particles on them. The latter will be black or brown and perhaps powdery. Concerning welts, they’ll be close together in patches. Being red and itchy, the bumps may be similar to a rash.

Like apple seeds, bed bugs are reddish-brown and oval-shaped. Their 0.25 of an inch long figures are surrounded by six legs and topped with two antennas. An odd-looking midsection joins their tiny heads and large tails. Translucent young appear from their pearly white eggs. 

What’s Wrong With Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Bed Bug Methods?

Commercial items and “do it yourself” channels cost $20.00 to $90.00 typically. Regardless of how much you purchase, an infestation will continue. You won’t be able to kill every egg, nymph, and adult insect as needed. They’re too small and dispersed for that. Another concern is that solo avenues can be dangerous:

  • Dry Ice: Notable quantities of carbon dioxide from dry ice are hazardous to inhale. If you touch it, you could have a chemical burn.
  • Essential Oils: Just temporary relief can be supplied by essential oils, as proven by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Silicone, blood orange, spearmint, and paraffin are heavily used. Eye and skin irritation is a possible side effect. Any heating device can get too warm.
  • Rubbing Alcohol: The containing ethanol in this fluid is flammable. Also, there’s an association between respiratory illnesses and breathing challenges.  
  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE): It can be lethal to breathe around this powder, which dries out bed bugs.

Beneficial independent steps include routinely examining bedding zones and mattresses, bags, furniture, and second-hand items. A flashlight would be helpful. Look over your overnight travel rooms, and use heat to wash and dry clothes. Have plastic covers for luggage. Avoid sitting your effects on the floor.

How Will Havard Pest Control Handle Bed Bugs?

If you pass on professional techniques for bed bugs, you’re ensuring they’ll prevail. A single insect can return and begin a new cycle. We at Havard Pest Control have safe treatments that are industrial-grade. Our advanced bed bug control solutions will be employed in target areas. Monitors, mattress and box spring encasements, and follow-ups are available. Call today for a free inspection!