How Do You Effectively Kill Bed Bugs and Bed Bug Eggs?

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7 Signs of Bed Bugs in Your Home
September 25, 2020
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When dealing with bed bugs, you also need to deal with their eggs too.

Bed bugs are unwelcome intruders that feed on your blood while you sleep and leave you with itchy, unsightly red bumps all over your body. They say bed bugs are an American homeowner’s worst nightmare ― and rightly so! These small, brown creatures are notorious for being difficult to identify, and difficult still to get rid of.

Learning how to kill bed bug eggs can be complicated. The only way you can be really sure you have successfully treated a bed bug infestation is with the help of a professional pest control services provider.

If you think bed bugs have intruded your home in Clearwater, keep reading. This blog will inform you of the best way to get rid of bed bugs.

How to Identify Bed Bugs?

Catching a case of bed bugs before they have time to feed, breed, and spread throughout your home means that the problem can usually be dealt with more easily. But identifying a bed bug infestation is easier said than done. Here’s why:

For one, bed bugs are pretty much invisible to homeowners. They hide all day in almost any crevice or space and only come out at night to feed on their host before they disappear again. On top of that, they love to hitchhike from one part of your home to another and are never in the same place for a long time. Their elusive nature makes spotting signs of bed bugs a BIG challenge.

Secondly, bed bug bites are difficult to diagnose as they can look very similar to other insect bites or some skin conditions like atopic dermatitis (eczema.) What makes the diagnosis more challenging is that some people will not have any visible reaction to a bed bug bite on their skin at all.

So how do you make sure what you have in your home are really bed bugs? Here are some signs you may want to look for:

  • Bugs (alive or dead) and molted skins lying around areas of infestation
  • Tiny white eggs and eggshells
  • Bed bugs droppings ― dark, rust-colored, or black spots the size of a dot from a marker
  • Smears of blood or blood spots on the mattress

How to Kill Bed Bug Eggs?

There is no such thing as quick pest control in clearwater. Controlling an infestation can take time. That said, the two most popular ways to kill bed bug eggs are with chemicals and without chemicals (heat treatment).

While both treatment methods can be effective when properly used, it is the non-chemical heat treatment that offers the strongest defense against a bed bug infestation.

The improper use of over the counter pesticides can put the people and pets in the home in harm’s way, and may not even kill those sneaky bugs in the first place. On the other hand, heat treatment is not only environmentally-friendly, but it can effectively kill all bed bugs in all their life cycle stages as the lethal temperature for bed bugs is about 120°F.

How to Keep Bed Bugs Out of Your Home?

Bed bugs are notoriously tough. While they usually feed on blood every five to ten days, they can survive extended periods of time (as much as a year!) without feeding.

These are a few precautionary measures you can put in place to help keep your home safe from a future infestation, such as:

  • Bed bugs are called “bed” bugs for a reason. Use protective casings to completely envelop your mattress and box springs, trapping bed bugs inside.
  • Keep your home clutter-free to eliminate any hiding spots.

Bed bugs can be a nightmare to deal with, but if you consult with a specialist in bed bug services in Clearwater to find the best solution, you can easily kill bed bug eggs.

Contact McDonald Pest Control for Bed Bug Heat Treatment to Kill Bed Bug Eggs 

If you have noticed signs of a bed bug infestation in your home, schedule an appointment with McDonald Pest Control. Our specialists have extensive experience in locating bed bugs on your property and treating them with heat treatment. In addition to exterminating bed bugs in Clearwater, we also offer services of mosquito, rodent and termite control in Clearwater.

Call us today at 727-734-0963 to schedule a no-cost consultation for specialized bed bug treatment in Clearwater.