A well-made bed after a long day equals paradise. You drop your body, and when you are about to lull into a world of dreams, something bites you. This something is an ectoparasite known as a bed bug. They live in the comfort of your beds in mattresses, bedsheets, bed seams, pillows, etc. They are tiny blood-sucking pests that can be a major reason for your sleepless nights. Bed bugs can cause tiny red bumps all over your body, allergic reactions, rashes, and itchiness. You can get rid of them by throwing away your mattress and beds, but that is not a good idea. Instead, contact a pest control service to help you get rid of them. You can hardly get rid of them with DIYs; the most effective pest control would be to contact a professional.
However, you can surely take some measures that might be helpful:
- Wash the contents of the bed, like the pillow covers, bed sheets, duvet covers, etc., in boiling water. The bed bugs cannot stand high temperatures, and there are chances that they will die. This is a professionally used technique.
- Use a vacuum cleaner over the bed sheets, mattress, bed, around the area of the bed, and so on to get rid of these tiny monsters. This technique often works for bed contents that cannot be washed.
- The bed bugs cannot stand extremely low temperatures either. In an airtight poly bag close the bedsheets, pillow covers, etc., and keep them in a place with less than zero degree Celsius.
The best and the quicker and hassle-free way to get rid of them is to call a professional. The pest control service providers are trained and know how to treat different kinds of pests. They will know an exact measure to deal with bed bugs too. They will ensure that not a single one is left behind that may trigger a chance for multiplying. The professionals are aware of different kinds of chemicals that are effective to kill bed bugs. They will do it carefully, keeping in mind that your mattress, bed, or other belongings do not get tampered with. Also, they will ensure that the chemicals do not have any after-effects on the human body.
Do not wait for too long if you know that you have bed bugs. A sleepless night might trigger other kinds of diseases in you.