“You don’t need a professional to get rid of a bed bug infestation.”
As DIY trends have grown in recent years, people are rolling up their sleeves and taking on projects around the house, from building to repairing to crafting. When it comes to pest control, however, you may want to think twice about doing it yourself. While there are some DIY-pest control tactics, such as regular cleaning, vacuuming or inspection, that can help keep your home pest-free, an advanced infestation typically requires the help of a trained professional. In particular, bed bug infestations are definitely not something you want to handle on your own!

Issues With Bed Bug Control
Getting rid of bed bugs can be trickier than many other types of pests. Here are some of the
common issues that make bed bug control difficult:
● Bed bugs thrive in your house year-round and, often, a bed bug infestation is not
discovered until it is already advanced or established.
● Adult bed bugs can last up to six months without a blood meal. Even if you think the bed
bugs are gone, they could just be hiding somewhere else in your home, until they come
out to feed.
● Bed bugs cannot be diagnosed by their bite alone. Some people don’t actually receive
physical symptoms from the bites, and it can be easy to mistake flea bites and bed bug
bites.
● Many infestations will require multiple treatments. Therefore, missing an application
could result in you needing to start all over again.
● Bed bugs can be found in hard-to-reach areas, where do-it-yourself methods may not be
effective.

DIY Bed Bug Control Won’t Save You Money
Believe it or not, but most DIY bed bug treatment applications will end in a phone call to a pest control company anyway. And if you’ve already spent money to try to eliminate the problem on your own, you’ll end up spending more than if you had just gone with a professional in the first place.

Why You Need a Pest Control Professional for a Bed Bug Infestation Pest control professionals are trained to identify bed bugs, measure the extent of the infestation, and perform the proper treatment. There are also guidelines to follow when using these treatment methods, some of which can be difficult to understand if you aren’t trained on their usage.
For more information about bed bugs, contact us at Graduate Pest Solutions! We have the
knowledge and resources necessary to keep the bed bugs from biting!

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