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Why bed bugs are hard to kill

May 23rd, 2016 by Mike MacDonald in Bed Bugs

There are several reasons why you should get a professional pest control service for getting rid of bed bugs and the main one is they are hard to kill.

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Reasons why you’ll have a hard time getting rid of bed bugs on your own

One reason that bed bugs can be hard to treat is that they aren’t like most bugs that are attracted to food or poor sanitation in your home. You could have a very clean room but still end up with a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs don’t just live in beds, they can be found in furniture, electronics, and other areas around homes and hotels as well. They usually latch on to luggage or clothing as well which is why you have to be careful of transferring them from room to room. You’ll also have trouble getting rid of bed bugs on your own because they can live several months without food, and can withstand dramatic temperature changes as well. They can live in almost freezing temperatures to just above 120 degrees Fahrenheit!  Many bed bugs are also becoming resistant to pesticides and insecticides as well. That’s why Rove Pest Control uses a heat treatment to kill bed bugs and it is very effective for getting rid of bed bugs because it brings temperatures to above that which bed bugs can survive.

The only “Do-it-yourself” that works for getting rid of bed bugs is prevention

Unfortunately there isn’t an effective way to kill bed bugs on your own if they already have a stronghold. It takes powerful pesticides, which may or may not work, or take several treatments over extended periods of time. Using a heat treatment to fully kill and remove bedbugs from your home or hotel is the best option. Here is a great article with more details on how to prevent bedbugs in your home. A couple warning signs you should look out for if you think you may have bed bugs is small blood stains on your sheets or bedding, dead carcasses, or even waste stains. Bed bugs can also leave a bad smell in your rooms as well, so if you are noticing any of those things you should contact a pest control service immediately. If you are experiencing a bed bug infestation and you are in the greater Minnesota Metro area, be sure to reach you to the professionals at Rove Pest Control to get rid of the issue.

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