2 Reason Why Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Treatments Do Not Work

After waking up several mornings in a row to find small red marks on your arms, you may have looked under the rolls of your mattress to discover that your home has bed bugs. Because of this, you may have started to frantically look up ways to get rid of the bugs before their numbers get out of control.

However, while there are many do-it-yourself methods written about and shown online, many of them are not effective enough to deal with a bed bug infestation. There are a couple of reasons why most of these do-it-yourself (DIY) treatments do not work, making it better to have a pest control professional deal with the infestation for you.

1.  Treating Only the Bed Will Not Get Rid of the Infestation

One reason why many DIY bed bug treatments often do not do much to eliminate the bug population in your home is that they often concentrate only on treating your bed. While the bed is a favorite spot for the bugs because it gives them easy access to your blood, their food source, it is not the only place where they will congregate and hide.

Bed bugs will live anywhere in your home, from your closets to the nooks and crannies in your dressers. If you have a professional come in to deal with them, they will know all of the bugs' hiding spots.

2.  Using Over-The-Counter Chemicals Often Does Not Kill the Bugs

Another reason why you should rely on a professional to deal with your bed bug problem instead of trying to take care of it yourself is that they will have professional-grade chemicals to kill them. While there are over-the-counter poisons available, some bugs have managed to adapt themselves to them and have built up a resistance.

If you spray store-bought poisons around your home, there is a chance that the bugs will not be bothered by them, and you will only be creating a hazardous environment for your household members and pets. However, professionals not only have access to stronger poisons, but they have the experience to know which one of them will work.

If you treat only the bed and/or use store-bought chemicals that the bed bugs have most likely built up a resistance to, you will only be wasting your time, energy, and money, and the infestation will still rage on in your home. Instead of trying to take care of the problem yourself, contact a pest control company that services the area your home is in to have them fully inspect your home to find out the extent of the bed bug infestation so that they can take measures to get rid of them once and for all.

If you need help with pest control, contact a company like EcoNet Pest Control.