The best way to ensure that you effectively get rid of bed bugs in your home or business to is to seek the help of professionals. Skilled exterminators use conventional, steam, and/or heat treatments that have been proven for decades to be the most successful and efficient way to get rid of these pests for good.
Don’t Do Anything
The good news is that you really don’t need to do anything if you suspect a bed bug infestation other than call a pest control company. When it comes to bed bugs in Wichita, it’s best to leave the hard work to the professionals!
In the meantime, be sure to not move anything or launder anything where bed bugs are present, as this could further spread the infestation. Most important of all, do not wait to call an exterminator. The longer you wait, the worse the infestation will become and the harder it will be to eradicate.
DIY Bed Bug Removal
DIY solutions, natural home remedies, or pesticides that are available for purchase to the general public will not solve your bed bug problem. In fact, Good Housekeeping suggests that you might make the problem worse if you use store-bought pesticides, because the bed bugs may build up a tolerance to the treatment.
In the end, most DIY methods won’t work not because they aren’t effective, but because they don’t do a thorough enough job. Every single bed bug needs to be gotten rid of or a new infestation could potentially occur. Most DIY methods require multiple follow up treatments that most likely will not work, wasting hours of your time and energy.
Also, DIY doesn’t provide the necessary post care that a highly trained and knowledgeable exterminator carries out to ensure that your bed bugs won’t escape. If you want to get rid of those pesky bugs for good, skip DIY and call a professional.
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs with Patton
The process of getting rid of bed bugs can be a lengthy one, depending on how bad the infestation is. The trained pest professionals at Patton work quickly and efficiently to remove the infestation so that you can get on with your life.
No matter where you infestation falls on the scale of minor to major infestation, the process we use will always have similar steps that include:
When you hire us, we will come out promptly to your home or business. We will be prepared to start the treatment with monitors, pesticides, steam machines, vacuums, and any other tools that we might need.
To start, we perform an inspection of the room that you suspect is infested as well as rooms that adjoin the suspect room. If we find a sign of infestation in any room, we will also inspect rooms adjacent to that room. By going room to room in this manner, we are able to identify just how extensive the infestation is and create a treatment plan customized to meet your home’s specific needs. .
Locating the Problem
During our inspection, we might use several different tools to help us find the problem, including screwdrivers, magnifiers, flashlights, or pry bars. Of course, we will ask you before we open anything.
We may also use vials that contain alcohol to collect specimens or we may use chemicals to treat certain areas.
Once we confirm the areas of infestation, we will begin to work to rid your home of the bed bugs.
Starting the Process
Once the inspection is complete, we may administer an initial treatment. We will also talk to you about where we go from here. You may have to remove things from your home, launder certain items, or encase your mattress. Anything that we tell you to do will come with clear instructions.
Depending on the severity of the infestation, we will plan another time to visit your home in the next few days. If we think the problem was taken care of, we will do a follow-up inspection a few weeks later. Length of Bed Bug Treatment
The length of a bed bug treatment will depend on the severity of your infestation and the amount of space it covers. Every infestation is different and we strive to tailor our service to meet the unique needs of your household to ensure we treat the problem with as minimally invasion means as possible.
Once we locate the infestation, we will be able to give you an estimate for how long treatment will take. However, with bed bugs a lot of the success depends on simply following our instructions regarding taking care of your laundry.
What If I Don’t Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
If you make the decision to not get rid of bed bugs, the problem will only get worse. Bed bugs bite and with more bugs come more uncomfortable bites which can negatively impact your quality of life.
You can also spread bed bugs to your neighbors, friends, family, and even colleagues. Clever hitch hikers that they are, bed bugs will catch a ride on whatever they can to move to new areas.
If you have a bed bug problem, the best thing you can do is call a pest control company. Patton Pest Control in Wichita, KS will come out to your home within 24-hours of your call so that we can get on top of your bed bug problem before it gets worse. We have over 100 years of pest control experience and care about ensuring homes in the Wichita area are bed bug free. Give us a call today to start your customized treatment plan.