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Is It Possible To Remove Bed Bugs On Your Own In Del Rio?

It is entirely possible to remove bed bugs on your own if you know how to do it. The problem is that most Del Rio residents don't know how. In fact, they know very little about these pests. As pest control professionals, we deal with bed bugs all the time, so we're surprised when asked questions like, "Do bed bugs fly?" or, "Can you see bed bugs with the naked eye?" But questions like these are legitimate if you've never dealt with bed bugs before. Why would you know that bed bugs don't fly or that they are small but easily seen with the naked eye unless you've had experience dealing with them? And why should you know what methods work to strategically eliminate these insects if you've never had to do it before? So, while it is possible for you to remove bed bugs on your own, it is going to present a challenge if you don't have the knowledge you need to get the job done. And unfortunately, it isn't easy to explain how to do this. When you contact Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio for bed bug services in Del Rio, our trained technicians use protocols established by industry experts. But, even with a field-tested strategy, bed bugs can still surprise us. If they surprise us, we're sure they're going to surprise you. Join us today as we look at why bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests we treat, how prevention is the best tool in your toolbag, and why it is best to contact a licensed professional if these bugs find their way into your home. If you'd like to learn about specific bed bug control services offered by Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio, take a quick look at our bed bug control page.

At Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio, we always get our bug. But sometimes, bed bugs throw a curveball. We're used to it, and we solve these issues quickly. Unfortunately, when bed bugs throw you a curveball, it is likely to lead to continued infestation. Here are a few ways bed bugs are tricky to treat.

Bed bugs in Del Rio have an adaptive physiology. When a bed bug nymph is exposed to a control material and survives, it sheds its skin and grows another that protects it from the harmful agent. The alteration is done on a genetic level. That means the new and improved bed bug shares its immunity to the control material with its offspring. Over the last century, bed bugs have built up quite an immunity. Professionals must stay on the cutting edge and apply products that work. They must also evaluate treatments to make sure the products used are successful. We use a combination of professional inspections and deployment of monitoring devices to ensure that no bugs remain.

During DIY treatments, bed bugs are often spread from room to room by accident. There are a few ways this may occur. You may put a space heater in a room, and bed bugs flee to where the temperatures are cooler. You may apply a product, and bed bugs avoid the treated surfaces. You may trap bed bugs, and they avoid the places where they sense other dead bed bugs. Professionals use methods that prevent bed bugs from relocating during the treatment.

DIY treatments often fail to address bed bug eggs. After the adult bed bugs are eliminated, the eggs hatch, and the infestation continues. Professionals often use residuals in key locations. These materials stay active for several weeks. When new bed bugs hatch, they're quickly addressed.       

There are many ways DIY treatments can fall short. You may fail to realize how the bugs are getting into your home and acquire more as you remove the ones you have. You may use topical products that do not get deep enough to eliminate the bugs. You may use an all-natural home remedy that doesn't work as described. It pays to contact a pest management professional to deal with these bugs.

DIY Bed Bug Prevention Tips

Bed bugs are frustrating pests to eliminate. We don't recommend performing DIY treatments. But you have many options for bed bug prevention. If you can catch these bugs and stop them before they get into your home, you won't have to call a professional for a bed bug treatment. That's money in your pocket. Let's start by looking at what causes bed bugs.

Bed bugs are not outdoor insects. They live almost exclusively inside our homes and businesses. That means your perimeter pest control won't protect you from a bed bug problem. You have to consider how bed bugs might enter your home and stop them.

  • Tip 1: Always Check Used Items: Bed bugs can hitch a ride inside the items you get at yard sales or from second-hand shops. A quick inspection can alert you to a problem before you bring items into your home. Look for black fecal spotting mixed with brown stains, and check for bed bug nymphs, eggs, and shed skins.

  • Tip 2: Always Stay Alert At Work Or School: Bed bugs can hitch a ride home with you. They transfer by riding in carriables, such as bookbags, duffel bags, pocketbooks, and briefcases. Avoid setting your items next to those of your co-workers or fellow students.

  • Tip 3: Always Inspect Your Room: When spending the night away from home, whether in a hotel or at a friend's house, do a quick check. Inspect pillowcases, sheets, bedding, and upholstered furniture for black or brown stains. Drag along the mattress seams with a debit card to inspect for eggs, shed skins, or bed bugs.

  • Tip 4: Always Guard Laundry: Bed bugs are particularly attracted to items that have touched your skin. Store laundry in a sealed bag during your stay away from home. Upon returning home, put all of your laundry through a soapy wash and a hot dryer. 

If you're diligent in watching for bed bugs and performing routine checks, you could prevent a bed bug infestation in your home. Keep in mind that bed bugs are found in unlikely places, such as offices, libraries, and movie theaters. When you find bed bugs in your home, contact your Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio for assistance.

Why Active Bed Bug Infestations Require Professional Attention

It is hard to get rid of bed bugs, but that isn't the only reason to turn to a professional for assistance. The result of a failed attempt is a continued infestation, and there are consequences to having these insects continue to infest your home.

  • Bed bugs can disturb your sleep, and continual sleep loss can lead to poor motor function, anxiety, and depression.

  • It isn't good to have bugs continue to bite you. Over time, it can lead to a condition called anemia. 

  • Bed bugs are a unique issue for children as they may scratch their bites and the wounds can get infected.

  • A bed bug infestation can cause another important issue for kids; they can become the target of bullying.

  • The worst outcome of not getting a professional bed bug treatment early is that bed bugs could spread from you to someone you know, and they could return the favor later. These hitchhiking pests can move from your home to the home of a friend or extended family and not reveal themselves for months. Without knowing it, your friend or family could bring them right back to your home after your professional treatment has worn off.

If you're in Del Rio, contact Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio as soon as you detect these insects in your home. We have the experience and specialized knowledge to get this tough job done right. Let's take a look at what you can expect when you contact your Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio.

How The Professionals Treat Bed Bug Infestations In Del Rio

There is no simple fix for bed bugs. It is a detailed process. But don't worry. We guide you from start to finish and help you get the best results. We start with a bed bug inspection. Your certified technician will track activity, evaluate conditions present, and determine a professional bed bug treatment strategy. Once the plan is set, we help you get ready for your treatments. There is some prep work that you need to do on your end to ensure success. We provide you with a Bed Bug Preparation Sheet to make this part a little easier. Once your home is ready, we come in and treat room-by-room. We may also suggest added protection, such as mattress encasements. After your initial treatment, we perform a follow-up inspection and treatment if necessary. We continue this process until your home is free of bed bugs.

Are you in Del Rio? Connect with Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio by phone, text, or our contact us page. We know what is needed to correct bed bug infestations. We'll help you get rid of those bugs. Get help today.

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