Understanding Garden Pest Control

I still remember when I planted my first garden. I was so excited to get started that I completely overlooked the massive pest problem brewing in my yard. Unfortunately, as soon as I planted my crops, I was confronted with the harsh realities of pests munching through all of my veggies. It was devastating, but I knew that I needed to make things right. I decided to contact a professional exterminator to see if he could help. He came out, checked out the pests that were plaguing the area, and treated the earth with the right pesticides. I made this website to help you to understand garden pest control, so that you can reap your harvest.

When Bed Bugs Move Into Your Home

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These insect pests continue to be a problem in both commercial properties and residential homes. Here is why they are so difficult to get rid of and why it's a team effort that includes you and the pest control company.

Spotting Bed Bugs in Your Home

These tiny insects feed on your blood at night. If you wake up with a rash or small welts on your body, you may have bed bugs. If your sheets have tiny spots of blood on them or black specks that indicate waste matter, then your problem is definitely these pests.

Bed bugs won't go far from their food source, which is you and your family. They will take up residence in your mattress, under furniture close to the bed, and even in the carpet and drapes. While identifying these individuals is important, you need to find the nest, which will contain small white eggs, the size and shape of a grain of rice.

Permanently Removing a Bed Bug Infestation

Until all of the eggs are gone, you'll continue to have a bed bug problem. Removing the adults but leaving the eggs means you'll have another crop of bed bugs come up in a few days when the eggs hatch. You'll need an experienced pest control company to find the nest and get rid of all of the eggs.

While the pest service finds the nests and sprays for these insect pests, you need to clean all areas that could hide individuals or eggs. This includes:

  • Laundering all bedding and linens being used and in your closets.
  • Steam cleaning all draperies in the house.
  • Vacuuming carpets thoroughly.
  • Vacuuming on, around and under mattresses and furniture.
  • Vacuuming baseboards, especially in corners and where two pieces meet and form a crack.
  • Vacuuming around doorways and windows.

When done vacuuming, take the unit outside and dump the contents into a sealed trash container. Eggs that have been vacuumed up can hatch in the bag and start the cycle all over again.

Bed Bugs Can Be a Community Problem

If you live in an apartment complex, these insects can easily move to another unit. They will attach themselves to pants and skirt hems and can also ride in on the family pet. If one apartment unit has bed bugs, they will likely move to other units as the population increases. It's a good idea to contact your landlord should you find bed bugs in your home. The landlord can have a commercial pest control service, such as Pest Control Solutions, treat the entire building before the bed bugs become a nuisance for all of the residents.

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30 November 2015