Unfortunately, bedbugs tend to spread faster than we notice. They grow inside homes and furniture, and the size of their reproduction is difficult to quantify when unprepared.
Quick to spread, with statistically the largest being 1/4 of an inch, bedbugs aren’t typically disease carriers. However, they are capable of causing a sudden loss of sleep due to itching, which could also risk a secondary skin infection. All things considered, bedbugs don’t cause many issues besides the nuisance of constant itching and the unsanitary nature of living an insect-infested lifestyle.
So what can you do? There are multiple options for handling the situation:
1. Reducing clutter
2. clean and launder both infested and potentially infested clothes, garments, and linen bed or otherwise
3. Moving and cleaning furniture and hidden areas of your home.
Make sure to check everything thoroughly. Because the insects are so small, they can be easy to miss when not in larger groups. Pay close attention to detail and be sure not to miss anything when cleaning.
Laundering clothes is also beneficial because the dryer will kill most of them in ideally 60 minutes on high heat. Some chemicals can be used such as pyrethrin, botanical insecticides found in chrysanthemum flowers. This is used in foggers, sprays, and even pet shampoo. However, be careful using it around certain animals. Studies have shown pyrethrin and its synthetic counterpart, pyrethroids, are safe for dogs but a very sensitive experience for other pets such as cats and fish.
There are also several suggested products to use for this as well. Alcohol for a start.
Others include but not limited to:
Harris Bed Bug Kit
Raid Bed Bug Foaming Spray
Harris 5 minute Bed Bug Killer GOLDBB
Ortho Home Defense Bed Bug Killer
EcoRaider Bed Bug Bed Bug Killer Spray
Hot Shot Bed Bug Killer
Bengal Bed Bug & Flea Killer
Lastly, if you don’t want to risk your health or time with all these products call our Phoenix Bed Bug Experts at Budget Bed Bug Control for help