If you have seen small black bugs around the edges of your mattress and have woken up to small bites (welts) on your skin, there is a good chance that you may have bed bugs in your home. The first thing that you need to do is get in touch with a bed bug exterminator in your local area. The first stage of the treatment plan will begin with a thorough inspection. Once bed bugs have been identified in your home, the exterminator will discuss the issue with you and any options about taking care of the problem. It can help to be familiar with the process, so keep reading to learn what to expect with a professional bed bug treatment.
Bed bug treatment does not need to be completed in your home if the parasites are not present in the house. Therefore, a very extensive inspection will be performed first and foremost by an exterminator to identify the presence of bed bugs.
Once the bed bugs have been detected in your home, the exterminator will meet with you to determine the next course of action. He or she will explain what steps need to be taken with your personal belongings to start the treatment process. Unless the exterminator tells you to, you do need to throw your belongings away. More often than not, thermal treatment and the insecticide that the exterminator uses will remedy the issue. If they do not, you will be told and be informed of what steps to take next.
When the day of the treatment comes, the exterminator will arrive at your home and execute the treatment as previously discussed. You and your family, including pets, will need to leave the home for several hours to avoid being around the chemicals that will be used and so that the exterminator will be able to increase the temperature to the necessary level to kill the bed bugs.
Following the treatment, it will be necessary for the exterminator to come back and perform additional inspections to ensure that the bed bugs are gone and are unable to re-infest your home.
It can be extremely helpful to understand the bed bug extermination and treatment process so you know what to expect before it begins. If you have any questions and would like to learn more, don't hesitate to contact a bed bug extermination company in your local area.