This post was most recently updated on May 16th, 2023
Have you ever found it hard to sleep because you are itching? Or perhaps you saw a bite mark after waking up where there was none? Flea bites vs. bed bug bites can be confusing, but fleas usually come from animals, and if you don’t have any pets, it could be a bed bug.
Bed bugs are one of the most common bugs in Nashville. They are annoying pests that many Brentwood homeowners want to get rid of. They are annoying because they will bite, especially when you are sleeping, causing itchiness and sometimes allergic reactions. That’s why it is best to get rid of them as soon as possible, as they can multiply and spread fast. Below are the tips from Brentwood Pest Control on how to get rid of bed bugs in your Brentwood home safely.
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Heat or cold is a safe, easy, non-toxic, yet effective way to get rid of your bed bug problems. Bed bugs cannot thrive in extreme temperatures. So, whether it is too cold or too hot, it does not matter. They will die either way. Wash all infested items in hot water and dry them in your dryer on the highest heat setting possible for 30 minutes. You can also dry them outside if the sun is too hot.
Additionally, you can use the heat from the steamer to kill bed bugs on infested items. All items that cannot be washed can be put in a freezer with a temperature of at least 0°F. But you may have to leave them there longer – at least 4 days.
Covering your mattresses or the bed where you sleep is an affordable, non-toxic, and simple way to prevent bed bugs from ever coming in contact with your bed. Zip the cover all the way up to prevent the bed bugs from ever entering. However, remember that this will not remove any pre-existing bed bugs in your mattress; this will only prevent more bed bugs from infesting.
Desiccant is a chemical substance with the highest killing rate for bed bugs. This will destroy their protective coating, dry them out, and eventually kill them. Bed bugs will not become resistant to this substance. Choose either silica gel or diatomaceous earth and spread it around your Brentwood home to kill bed bugs.
Bed bugs are not known to be attracted to dirty homes. What attracts them are warmth, blood, and carbon dioxide. However, clutters serve as their hiding spot. The more clutter you have in your Brentwood home, the more hiding places bed bugs can have. Therefore, clean up your home to remove any clutter, especially where you sleep. This also means storing your clothes properly and not just merely laying them on the ground.
The best and most effective bed bug treatment is to call and hire a bed bug exterminator in Brentwood. They are a pest control company that will assess your Brentwood home to determine what kind of pests you are dealing with and the severity of the infestation. From there, they will know the best method to get rid of them quickly and effectively. They can also guarantee that these pests will no longer bother you in the future.