A guide of what to do after bed bug treatment

A guide of what to do after bed bug treatment

3 minutes

February 21, 2021

The bed bugs should begone but you’re wondering what to do after a bed bug treatment

Bed bugs are one of the nastiest pests around. Getting a professional pest control team to deal with them as soon as possible is critical. The question then is what to do after bed bug treatment? The last thing you want is to worry about those blood suckers coming back or still hanging around. Here’s a guide of what to expect and what to do after a bed bug treatment has been completed. If you follow the right steps, you should be sleeping safe and soundly again in next to no time.

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

First off, bed bugs are not some cute little things that pop up now and then in your bed then go away again. They’re not something sweet and innocent from a nursery rhyme either. They’re a pest that can be quick to infest your place and bring with them all sorts of other problems. Bed bugs are tiny insects about the size of a pinhead who grow to the size of an apple seed by feeding on human blood. That’s right – they bite people and then suck human blood like disgusting little vampires. They’re usually active at night, but they inject an an aesthetic while they suck your blood so you may not even feel you’ve been bitten and sleep right through. You then wake up to find you have itchy bites and wonder where they’re from. The trouble is that bed bugs are hard to find because of their small size and their ability to hide.

The problems with bed bugs

Bed bugs can cause a number of health problems to you and your household. The impacts can be anything from;

  • Skin rashes
  • Red and itchy skin
  • Burning sensation
  • Fluid filled blisters
  • Allergic reactions
  • Psychological effects such as stress and insomnia

The most important thing to do if you think you have bed bugs is not to panic. Calling a professional and trusted pest control team can give you immediate peace of mind. They should be able to take you through the steps in eliminating the bed bugs as well as what to do AFTER the bed bug treatment. The first thing to remember is that bed bugs can be treated and the second is that the effects of any treatment won’t be immediate.

The steps of what to do after a bed bug treatment

What happens both before and after a bed bug treatment is almost more important than the treatment itself.

BEFORE TREATMENT
  1. Don’t panic and do anything rash like throwing out your mattress and furniture
  2. Don’t move things around – it can make the bed bug problem worse by them relocating
  3. Call professionals – get an inspection and detection happening ASAP
AFTER TREATMENT
  1. Follow your pest control professionals advice – and ask any questions you need answered
  2. Wait the proper times of when to re-enter the house and when to clean again – it matters
  3.  Vacuum and dispose of bags – it’s best to vacuum every day and get rid of any bags by keeping them air-tight because bed bugs can easily escape and you’re back to square one.
  4. Seal your mattress – there’s no need to throw your mattress out. Buy a plastic bed encasements for your mattress and any box spring. Make sure it has a bed bugproof zipper.
  5. Leave your mattress encased for a full year – don’t take chances with bed bugs reoccurring.
  6. Move your bed away from walls and curtains, and don’t let bedding drape onto the floor.
  7. Stay where you are – don’t sleep in another room because you could simply spread the problem. Bed bugs will seek you out and it is much easier to treat 300 bed bugs in one room than 30 bugs in a few rooms.

After treatment, remember that there is still work to be done. Stay focussed and continue to follow the pest control advice.

Still bugged by bed bugs

There is a chance that some bedbugs may have lived through the treatment. Your bed bug problem could actually seem to be worse after the treatment, but don’t worry. It’s normal to see more bed bugs, and there are clear reasons why this can happen. The pest control treatment makes them more active. Bed bugs can smell pesticides and other dangers to them that have been sprayed near their ‘home’. Now they are panicked and are out and about trying to find a new place to live. Treatments aren’t magic that kills every bed bug straight away. Seeing bed bugs after treatment is actually a good sign. It means more bed bugs are coming into contact with the deadly chemicals. Try to carry out as little from the bedroom as possible. If you can keep things to one bag for a while, then you’re limiting the chances of spreading bed bugs.

The pest control professionals you can trust

As you can see, there’s a lot to know about what to do before and what to do after bed bug treatment. You need to be able to trust a professional team who can take you through every step in the process and answer any questions you have. That’s where Jacka Bros Pest Control standout from the rest. They know all there is to know about bed bug treatment as well as pest control for termites and ants, rodents, spiders, even wasps and bees. The best way to send a pest on their way is to give Jacka Bros Pest Control a buzz today. You’ll be set for a pest-free tomorrow.

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