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Mistakes to Avoid When You Have Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs are notoriously pesky and even more difficult to get rid of. If you experience an infestation, no matter how small, it’s critical to address the problem immediately. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, it’s imperative to bring in the experts to address bed bugs adequately. Read on to learn what mistakes to avoid when dealing with bed bugs and contact your local trusted bed bugs exterminator right away for guaranteed professional assistance.

Mistake #1: Avoiding the issue.

Not shockingly, ignoring the issue altogether won’t make the bed bugs go away. Even if you just see one or two bugs and kill them, that doesn’t mean the issue has been resolved altogether. As soon as you notice even one bed bug in your home or office, contact a professional exterminator to find the others and eradicate them completely.

Mistake #2: Moving the infested item.

If you see bed bugs on your mattress and throw it away or move it to an attic, this won’t cure the bed bug infestation. Moving yourself to another room will not resolve anything either. Remember, bed bugs can smell hosts, such as people, and will seek you out in another room of the house, which further exacerbates the issue.

Mistake #3: Thinking the heater will kill bed bugs.

It is a fact that bed bugs don’t thrive in extremely high temperatures. However, the environment needs to be 120 degrees Fahrenheit, or 48 degrees Celsius, for that to take effect. This is simply too hot and not feasible by turning on the heater in your home or office.

Mistake #4: Leaving the lights on.

Despite your best efforts, leaving the lights on will not deter bed bugs. They’re nocturnal, and they rely on their internal body clock to determine whether or not it’s nighttime. What’s more, bed bugs are attracted to the increase in carbon dioxide that people emit when they sleep, so sleeping with the lights on will not deter them.

Contact the pros.

Rather than give in to gimmicks, it’s best to contact the professionals for effective results. For Guaranteed bed bug Extermination in Vancouver, Surrey, and all Lower Mainland, contact us today at (604) 805-0278, or fill out our online form. We have a 6-month guarantee and 100% success rate. We’ve been a BBB Lower mainland accredited company for over 16 years.