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Bed Bug Eradication Facts Every Bitten Homeowner Should Know

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All it takes is one little critter inadvertently carried home from a friend's house or a hotel and the next thing you know, you are facing an all-out bed bug infestation. No matter who you are, where you live, or even how clean you keep your house, bed bugs can easily become an issue because they have shown their presence in every last state in the country. Before you get creative and take to the internet to find out what you can do on your own to handle a bed bug problem at your house, there are a few things that you should know.

Trying to get rid of bed bugs with heat is not a good idea.

Type in "at-home bed bug treatment" in your search bar and there is a good chance you will come across some chipper individual who managed to get their home bed bug free by using things like blow dryers and space heaters. It is true that bed bugs cannot withstand heat, but unless you are a professional with access to things like heat tents and heated enclosures, this is not something you should try at home. One unfortunate guy in New Jersey recently caught his home on fire using regular heating items to get rid of the biting critters in his home, and he is not the only one who had had similar experiences. 

Getting rid of bed bugs is more than a once-and-done process.

Bed bugs are no easy pest to eliminate from your home once you have an infestation, and the truth is, if you are getting bitten while you sleep or have spotted even a few bugs, you probably have way more bugs than what you know. Bed bugs hide out in everything from carpet to baseboards, and everything in between. Therefore, getting rid of the problem will take repeated visits from a pest control agent and will require your cooperation and watchful eye at the same time.

Going the DIY route with store-bough bed bug products may not be a good idea.

One trip to the local retail store and you will find many DIY bed bug elimination products. It is true that some of these products can kill a few bugs, but it is highly unlikely that you will get rid of the problem with store-bought products. In fact, some things may even make the problem worse. For example, if you choose to use foggers to get rid of the bed bug problem only in your bed room, you could easily just end up sending the bed bugs off into the rest of the house. 

Contact professionals for assistance pest control supplies.