5 Worst Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are pesky little critters that can be impossible to get rid of without the help of a professional. Though there may be ideas of what will work, none of them are foolproof ways to ensure your home is bed bug free. Here are some ideas for getting rid of bed bugs that seem logical but in the end, they will not solve the problem.

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1. Don’t just sleep in another room to avoid them.

Bed bugs will infest a room and if they find nothing to feed on, they will follow you to other rooms in the house. Moving into another bedroom just to avoid them is not a solution to the problem. Bed bugs are attracted to heat emitted from bodies and they will find you. Moving to another room just means that the infestation will spread.

2. Don’t just go and sleep at someone else’s house.

It seems logical that you can escape bed bugs by leaving at night since they are nocturnal. However, bed bugs can live a long time without feeding so they will just wait for your return. They are not going to just die off if you sleep somewhere else for a few nights. It may be a temporary solution to escape them but it will not last long and it will not get rid of the problem.

3. Do not throw away your bed or other furniture.

Because bed bugs can live in a myriad of places, throwing out beds and other furniture is not going to get rid of them. If you have bed bugs in your home it is likely that they are also hiding in baseboards, walls, and other permanent parts of the house that you can’t just throw away.

4. Don’t use do it yourself methods to eradicate bed bugs.

Some people may think that they can use one of the many DIY methods and that will be good enough to get rid of the pests. The problem is that even if you kill some of the bed bugs, you will not be able to get them all. In order to get rid of them permanently, you need professional services. It may cost more money to obtain professional service but will save you in the long run as you will not have to dispose of furniture just to get them out of your house.

5. Don’t use bed bug repellants to stop the bites.

Bed bug repellants can be dangerous if they are applied to your skin. Make sure you read labels to see if they are meant to be used on your skin or not so you are not poisoning yourself.

Also, using repellents will drive the bed bugs deeper into hiding which is going to cause more problems as they will hide in more places and the problem is no longer confined to one area making it harder to get rid of them.

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The best way to get rid of bed bugs is through the use of a professional service like Rox bugs. Call them for an estimate so you can find out how to save time and money while getting rid of the problem permanently.