Tips and Tricks for Effective Bed Bug Control In Omaha
Bed bugs are about the size and shape of an apple seed. Their flat, brownish-red bodies will become more swollen and red when they have taken a blood meal. Often, the first signs of a bed bug problem are bites, staining on sheets, and a musty smell.
Unfortunately, bed bugs can happen to anyone, which is why all Omaha homeowners should know how bed bug infestations start and how they can get rid of them.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Bed bug infestations might be the most frustrating because of how they start. The most common way bed bugs get inside is by catching a ride or being carried inside by someone. This can happen in several ways:
- On second-hand furniture and appliances
- In bags and luggage after staying in a hotel or motel
- From a public place like a restaurant, theaters, and hospitals
- After being on public transportation like trains, buses, and airplanes
- From school and offices
This pest can also move between residences in multi-unit buildings, making it even more difficult for people that live in these places to prevent them.
The best way to prevent bed bugs is by being mindful when you are in a public space and when traveling. You can do this by:
- Never put your belongings on the ground, especially in a place with carpet
- Inspecting hotel and motel rooms before your stay
- Always use a luggage rack, but make sure to check it first as they can be bed bug hotspots
- Inspect your bags and belongings before going inside your home
- Check your children’s backpacks when they come home from school
- Keep dirty clothes separated from clean clothes
Who Can Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?
In the internet age, it seems like anything experts can do, the average person can with a quick search and maybe a video or two. While this might be the case for some things, do-it-yourself (DIY) doesn’t work, especially with bed bugs, when it comes to pest control. This is at no fault of the people trying, but instead, it is the nature of the pest.
There are many common misconceptions about bed bugs, such as they only infest bed areas. Because of these beliefs, people often fail to treat their entire home, leaving many bed bugs behind to continue wreaking havoc on residents.
Another reason DIY pest control doesn’t work is that bed bugs need to be targeted at every life stage from egg to adult. Not eliminating adults, or worse, only the adults you can see, won’t help much.
This is where professionals come in. Those who have worked with bed bugs before understand the nuisances of this pest and how to remove entire infestations. While DIY might mean cheaper, it can be a lot more costly and stressful in terms of pest control.
So, skip the headache and let the experts that know what they are doing take care of your bed bug problem.
How Can Beeline Pest Control Help?
Because professional pest control is the safest and most effective way to get rid of pests like bed bugs, Omaha residents should contact Beeline Pest Control. The longer bed bugs are in a home, the more they will reproduce and spread, making them more challenging to get rid of.
Our team of skilled and knowledgeable pest control experts understands what is needed to eliminate this pest from a residential property, which is why we offer a bedbug-free guarantee. This means that if you still see bed bugs after our initial treatment, we will return and re-treat them until they are gone.
Call us at Beeline Pest Control today to get rid of bed bugs in your home!