To understand the infestation – BEFORE the treatment process
Many people will insist they have an infestation of bed bugs just by looking at new bite marks on their bodies. You should not assume that just any bite like mark on your body means that your home is infested with bed bugs. A physical sighting or sample of the adult bed bug or egg should be seen or caught to make sure that you have bed bugs. If you are unable or unknowledgeable to do your own inspection for bed bugs, professional pest management should be called to do a thorough inspection of your home. Bed bugs are known to be tiny specimens that can hide virtually anywhere, therefore, it will be very hard to see them on your own unless you know where you are looking.
If you know you are infested…
- Try not to panic - Yes, bed bugs are a nuisance. And Yes, we understand there is a heavy taboo on bed bugs in recent times. However, with the careful use of the correct insecticides and patient and consistent treatment, bed bugs can be safely and fully eradicated.
- Don’t throw away usable furniture - You don’t need to waste your money and throw away infested furniture. A common misconception is that all infested furniture must be thrown away. PestMall.com provides products like Bedlam Bedbug Insecticide Spray that can be sprayed onto the furniture. It is completely possible that all furniture can be cleaned and treated.
- No Mix and Match - You should always be careful not mix infested clothing or items with non-infested items. Bed bugs can easily hide and move to and from any item that can carry them.
Before applying any pesticide, you must understand what you are applying. This also means understanding all the risks that may be involved. The product label must be reviewed thoroughly before you apply the pesticide. A lot doesn’t always mean better. A planned schedule and treatment process will always be more effective than just randomly applying the pesticide or over-applying pesticides. Also, pesticides should not be applied to common spaces where the public will frequently come on contact with, for instance, the common lounge of an apartment building. This will prevent accidental medical traumas. If you know these areas are infested, the landlord or building manager should be notified so that they can make arrangements to have a professional pest management company come in to inspect and to treat accordingly. Do not use non-labeled materials to get rid of bed bugs. For instance, alcohol, will not effectively eradicate bed bugs. If bed bugs are listed on the product label and there is a valid Material Data Safety Sheet available for that product, then it may be good to use for treatment. Seek professional aid when you are selecting professional pest control products.