Bed Bugs taking over Orange County
Are Bed Bugs taking over Orange County?
Well, let’s hope not… But, they are an extremely active bug that aren’t seasonal like other bugs. Bed bugs are a growing problem in the U.S., and people are now realizing that these bugs aren’t just found in filthy/dirty areas – they’ve also been found in the finest of homes and hotels, too. Bed Bugs are nasty little critters and they can appear all year long in your home, car, schools and more. Luckily, you found this Bed Bug Blog because we are going to help you by listing some common questions and tips for removing bed bugs from your house asap. Effective bed bug removal can require some keen monitoring, prevention, a combination of chemical and non-chemical treatments, plus a bit of teamwork. Heard enough? Call us today: 714-916-0173
Bed Bug Removal Tips
Wash and dry all fabric items on the hottest recommended setting in your washing machine and bag them up in plastic until the area is clear of bed bugs.
Put all items that can’t be sanitized in clear sealed plastic bags (appliances, electronics, books, paperwork etc.) and ask a professional pest manager how these items should be treated (Call us today: 714-916-0173).
Purchase bed bug proof mattress covers for the beds of each member of the household. Also cover box springs.
Have each person of your household shower and change into clean clothing and shoes and bag up the current (possibly infested) clothes for cleaning (remember HOT water).
Give your pets a bath to ensure that they are bed bug free before taking them back into your home. Do “not” use HOT water on your pets but make sure to clean them thoroughly with shampoo suggested by your local pet store.
All furniture should be sanitized. Furniture such as night stands and bookshelves can be most effectively sanitized and treated when they are empty. If you are moving furniture items that may be infested, you should first remove and pack the contents of the furniture. The empty furniture should then be treated by a licensed pest management professional before moving into your new residence.
On a budget? Destroy your old mattress (so nobody else can use them) and purchase some cheap inflatable mattresses.
These are plastic and bed bugs wont especially like them. You still have to rid your home of them though… Bed bugs can be very difficult to control for even trained professionals.
At Preferred Pest Control, we offer both chemical treatment and fumigation to help you get rid of your bed bug problems. We understand that bed bugs not only take a physical toll by feeding off you and your loved ones, but also an emotional toll because of the stress dealing with bed bugs and the stigma attached to having them.
Bed Bug FAQ:
Question: How do I know if I have Bed Bugs in my house?
Answer: Well, you might have itchy bug bites, but these bites might feel like other bug bites and the reactions to bed bug bites can vary. Blood spots on your sheets are an indication of an infestation. You can find evidence of these bugs in many places, including in your mattress seams; behind your head boards and on bed frames; along your baseboards in the house; in the small seams of your clothing and other random belongings.
Question: Do they live on you?
Answer: Nope, they don’t live on people or pets; they basically just live in the environment and then feed on humans and animals by sucking their blood. Yuk!!!
Question: Do they carry diseases like ticks, fleas or other yucky pests?
Answer: Nope, no need to worry because Bed bugs aren’t known to transmit disease but scratching them over and over can lead to infections. Just because they aren’t known to transmit diseases doesn’t mean you shouldn’t call us asap to remove them. (Call us today: 714-916-0173).
Question: Ok, so I’m pretty sure I have Bed Bugs in my house. What should I do now?
Answer: First and foremost, contact a “professional pest management service” like Preferred Pest Control, and let us inspect your home and work with you to develop a plan to get rid of your infestation asap.
It’s likely to involve more than one visit – these are nasty bugs! Just an
FYI “Bug Bombs” bought at the local grocery store won’t work to remove bed bugs. If you have pets lets us know right away so we can treat the areas with your pets safety in mind. (Call us today: 714-916-0173).
Additional Bed Bug Resources:
If you do suspect you have bed bugs, get professional help immediately. Getting rid of the infested furniture is rarely a permanent solution to getting rid of bed bugs and can actually make matters worse by inadvertently dropping bed bugs and bed bug eggs in previously ‘clean’ rooms. Experts agree that bed bugs are one of the few insects that REQUIRE professional help to get rid of them. If you need help getting rid of bed bugs or would like a Bed Bug Prevention sheet, just give us a call or e-mail us today or visit our bed bug page for more info: http://preferredpestcontroloc.com/bed-bug-treatment-orange-county.php
Don’t let bed bug problems ruin your day!
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Below are just some of the Southern California Counties and Cities we offer our Bed Bug Removal Services:
- Aliso Viejo
- Chino Hills
- Costa Mesa
- Fountain Valley
- Garden Grove
- Huntington Beach
- Ladera Ranch
- Laguna Beach
- Laguna Hills
- Laguna Niguel
- Lake Forest
- Long Beach
- Los Angeles County
- Mission Viejo
- Newport Beach
- Orange County
- Rancho Cucamonga
- Rancho Santa Margarita
- Riverside County
- San Clemente
- San Diego
- Yorba Linda