No insect or animal pest is wanted in Dallas homes, but there are some critters people hate more than others. For instance, rodents are near the top of the list of supremely despised pests. So are cockroaches. But bed bugs aren't too far behind these specimens.
Bed bugs are sneaky little insects that hide in mattresses, and in many other places. They often go undetected as they bite humans and suck their blood. This produces red and itchy skin bumps. People resort to “do-it-yourself” elimination tips because they think they will be less expensive than contacting a professional. But solo tricks are pricier and typically don't work to completely eliminate a bed bug infestation. Find out why this is, and why Dynasty Pest Control is the one to call.
Where Bed Bugs Come From
To best combat bed bugs, you have to understand how they function. These insects are on the prowl for blood. They gravitate to areas where they are bound to find humans and animals to feed on. Naturally, public places are prime targets. Your personal bags and clothes may be infringed upon by them while you’re at a hotel, office, or school. When you head home, they are coming with you. Then, they’ll settle into:
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Once an infestation develops, you’ll begin to have bites on your body that are all in one area. It might appear like a rash. You’ll also start to see stains on surfaces and fabrics, and may begin to smell a “musty” odor. The spots will be blood, reddish-brown smudges, and/or black or brown fecal powder.
Commonly, bed bugs are reddish-brown and have translucent young. Their eggs are white. Full-sized adults can grow to be ¼ of an inch long. Aside from their oddly shaped midsection, their body parts are circular. The head is smaller than the bottom half. They have two antennas and six legs.
The Cost & Failures of “Do-It-Yourself” Techniques
The average “at home” product ranges in price, from $20.00-$90.00 each. Even if this seems affordable, you might think differently if you end up making multiple purchases. Independent pest control typically involves a lot of aggravating trial and error. Further, for bed bug infestations, all specimens will have to be treated. You have to directly target adults, eggs, and nymphs. Considering that bed bugs are extremely tiny and tend to stay hidden, doing this will be no easy task. Another factor with independent items and concoctions is safety:
- Dry ice traps: Carbon dioxide comes from dry ice. This gas can kill bed bugs, but it can do the same to humans if too much of it is inhaled. Also, it can create burns.
- Rubbing alcohol: Ethanol can have an instant effect on bed bugs, but it’s highly flammable and can cultivate respiratory problems.
- Diatomaceous Earth (DE): This too has an immediate impact on bed bugs, but breathing it in is hazardous.
Dynasty Pest Control Bed Bug Extermination
We at Dynasty Pest Control understand the need for fast and reliable service when it comes to bed bugs. We offer 24-hour response times, complete with guarantees. Our trained technicians use advanced products and equipment in key spaces. Then, if needed, they return in two weeks. You’ll be covered by a warranty for 30 days. Start with a free inspection and call today!