Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that all bugs become dormant or inactive. There are some bugs, that regardless of the weather, always seem to cause problems. The best pest control at the Lake ofthe Ozarks knows that one of those bugs is bed bugs. Prevention for bed bugs is important, as they are extremely difficult to get rid on once your home is infested. While it is best to call Best Pest Control once your home is infested, there are a few things you can do yourself, to help minimize the chance of your home getting a bed bug infestation.
Don't Bring Them Home
If you are traveling, it is a good idea to inspect your hotel mattress for bed bugs before settling in. When you first arrive, inspect the mattress, box spring and any visible parts of the headboard, especially along the edges. Pull back the sheets and look along the ribbing and corners of the mattress and headboard. If you see any signs that they've been around, such as the bugs themselves, little brown spots or if you wake up with mysterious bites, tell the hotel management immediately. If you did experience bed bugs while on vacation, unpack your whole suitcase outside your home. Pull out clothes and put them through a hot wash. If you have delicate items, even a low dry cycle can help kill bugs. It is important to disinfect and fumigate the suitcase before bringing it inside.
Minimize Hiding Spots
Bed bugs are nocturnal, so they will mainly come out at night. If they’re hungry enough, they will come out during the day. They typically will hide out during the day and this makes bed bugs hard to notice. Minimizing hiding spots will help deter them away from your home. Seal up cracks along the baseboards and molding, as well as holes in areas where pipes or wires go through the wall. In addition to sealing up holes and cracks, it's also a good idea to minimize clutter in the bedroom, especially near the bed and on the floor.
Call the Professionals
Having the best pest control company at the Lake of theOzarks routinely treat your home can help prevent a bed bug infestation. Pest technicians can spot the signs of pest infestations, including bed bugs. At Best Pest Control, we offer a full line of organic pest control products, so there's no need to worry about harsh chemicals in your home. If you have a bed bug infestation, it's best to call a professional Lake of the Ozarks pestcontrol company, as bed bugs are extremely difficult to treat. If a bed bug treatment is done incorrectly, it could make the problem worse.
Getting Rid of All Your Pests
If you have insects and pests crawling around your property that you want to get rid of or protect yourself from, look no further than Best Pest Control. Our expert team is trained in getting rid of these annoyances, and we have a defense against all the pests that affect central Missouri, so you don't have to worry! If you have a bed bug infestations or any other pest annoyance, call the best pest control company at the Lake of theOzarks. What better way to start your new year than pest free?
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