First off just breath. I, like everyone else, run to the internet when you have something going on that I’ve never dealt with before to find a possible solution. In most cases you have a 50/50 chance of what you read is indeed fact. When dealing with bed bugs freaking out is a more common reaction and I’m here to help, so just breath, it is not as dire as it seems and in most cases you can get rid of them easier than most internet post make it sound.
Second don’t go out and buy whatever bug spray you see that says bed bug killer on it, or kills bed bugs! I understand that not everyone can afford to pay a professional to handle their bed bug issue and that doing it your self may be the only option. I only ask that you do some research so you know what to do and where to apply whatever you buy and PLEASE follow the label directions. Although many pesticides you buy at your local hardware store are fairly low toxicity they are still pesticides (and yes, Diatomaceous Earth is still a pesticide and can be dangerous if you use it in a manner that is not consistent with the label.) they need to be applied correctly. All I ask is to stop and realize that buy and spraying a pesticide on a bug that you know nothing about is like trying to nail a leaf on your roof to fix a leaky shingle, it just doesn’t work.
Third even if you do not have the money to hire a professional to treat, I would still contact a knowledgeable pest control company. It doesn’t hurt to have someone who is knowledgeable to come out and inspect the home and quote the job. Even if you know you don’t have the money it you may get additional information on what you need to do to handle it yourself…..and you never know, maybe the quote they give will surprise you and you’ll be able to afford it.
Fourth there are many non-chemical options available that can help your bed bug situation. Bed bug mattress covers will lock bugs into the bed and can save your bedding. Bed bug covers will also keep all other bed bugs on the outside of the mattress which makes them easy to see and remove. They make devices and monitors will help you determine if you have a problem and will also catch some bugs that will help you get rid of a problem. Vacuuming will help you remove bed bugs and steaming can kill bugs on contact (just be careful to not scatter the bed bugs with the pressure of the steamer). The point is you can control, not eliminate most bed bug issues without using harsh chemicals.
Sixth if you have itchy spots or other issues associated with bed bugs, go see your doctor. Nobody should be giving you advice other than your doctor and whether it’s itchy welts, trouble sleeping or constant nightmares you should visit your doctor and ask their advice .
And lastly have trust that you can get rid of the bed bugs in a timely manner. It’s always best to involve a professional and that is your best way to get rid of the bed bugs quickly. Yes, it may take a little time to get every bug and between now and the day all are gone there may be some rough times. That being said you bed bugs can be eliminated, and if you caught them before the infestation has become sever elimination will happen sooner than you think.
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A weekend Honey-Do turned into a startling surprise
Doing a little weekend fixing up around the house, there was one area of greater interest to me than the other issues around the house. The ceiling of my show had started to mildew and the paint started to droop.
So I knew I had a leak, but I was not sure where it was coming from so I decided to open up the ceiling since it has to be repaired anyway. That’s when the fun began, not only did I find moisture damage, but a lot of ant frass. This means that the ants at some point were living in that part of my ceiling. Good news is I had treated the house regularly since moving in this past April. Providing pest control in Huntington WV is our mission.
Doing this weekend honey-do has reinforced the importance of my profession, and what I do. If I had moved into the home and did not perform regular pest control treatment’s the scenario could have been much worse with much more structural damage.
There are many hidden dangers lurking in our walls, and as well as we think we know our homes there are issues we just can’t see.
Ensure your home is not infested with structure destroying ant’s or termites
Call Ultra Pest Control Huntington Wv for your free pest inspection
Pre-trip planning (where to stay, and preparation)
- Call up the hotel you intend to stay in and ask if they use anti bed bug mattress covers
- Check out this handy site to see if there is an issue before you book a room bedbugregistry.com
- Pack using a quality luggage liner.
- Bring a long a small, but bright flash light, this will aid in searching for the critters.
- Before returning home, place your dirty laundry in a bed bug proof laundry bag.
- Before leaving your hotel room inspect the outside of your luggage for any hitchhikers
- If you find bugs on your suitcase leave it. The cost of buying a new suitcase is way cheaper than bed bug treatment.
- Unpack your items outside your home. Bring everything clean or dirty directly inside to your washing machine. Launder in hot water, and dry on high heat setting.
If you are in Huntington WV and the surrounding area and you fear bed bugs may be in your life call today to schedule your free bed bug inspection.
Well it’s that time of year again and with spring brings out the birds, the bee’s and the TERMITES!!!! My calls have increased 10 fold over the last couple weeks with termites swarming from Barboursville, to Portsmouth OH. So I thought it would be fitting to provide our visitors with a little termite biology lesson.
In our area of the country we are plagued by one type of Termite known as the Eastern Subterranean Termite (Reticulitermes flavipes) In the United States termites are found in every state except Alaska. In the US termites damage more homes than all the fires and natural disasters combined. This adds up to some very hefty repair costs for homeowners. The figure to right shows all the termite pressure through out the united state.
Colony structure in subterranean termites likely does not reflect the model of other insect social organizations. In general, most social insects have a colony structure where the majority of members are females concentrated in a single, centralized, immobile nest from which workers forage in search of food and water. Subterranean termite social groups are composed of both males and females and have a mobile nest site usually located near food, most often some form of dead wood that they excavate and inhabit.
Protecting you investment from the destructiveness of termites can be both difficult and nerve racking. Ultra Pest Control provides a professional customized protection plan for your home.
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