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Date Posted: July 15, 2020
Category: Bed Bugs

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It is difficult to get rid of bed bugs on your own; they don’t go away easily. To save money, affected Oakdale home and business owners sometimes opt for commercial products or seemingly simple “do it yourself” techniques. The surprise is that these avenues aren’t cheap. They can actually end up costing more than professional services from Big Blue Bug Solutions. Further, they aren't effective. Find out why this is so and how you can truly conserve your dollars whilst eliminating bed bugs.

How Do Bed Bugs Get In?

Bed bugs need blood to survive, so they hang out in places where there are lots of people. Public areas like schools, hotels, and bus stations tend to have issues with these critters. If you’re in one of these hot spots, they could slip into your clothes or bags undetected. Unknowingly, you’ll bring them home with you. Then, they’ll branch out to:

  • Fabrics

  • Upholstery

  • Couches

  • Mattresses 

  • Electronics

  • Wallpaper

  • Flooring

  • And more

Be on the lookout for bites on your skin, stains around sheets and surfaces, and odors. These are indicators of a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs dribble blood and excrete brown or black feces. Their droppings are sometimes similar to powder. They generate a “musty” scent when there’s a large number of them.

Bed bugs have a reddish-brown and oval body, with six legs and two antennas. While their head and bottom are round, their midsection is a strange shape. With the exception of their tail, their parts are small. They cap in size at ¼ of an inch long. Their eggs are white, and their young are translucent.

How Can You Save Money On Bed Bug Control?

You can prevent losing money on bed bugs by contacting a professional company. “Do it yourself” and retail items are $20.00-$90.00 each, and you’ll have to buy them more than once. Why? These products will only work temporarily, if at all. Case in point, bed bugs are known to be resistant to many insecticides. Second, every single bed bug and all their young have to be exposed to whatever you try. There will be too many of these small critters for that to be possible. In addition, “at home” methods can be risky:

  • Rubbing alcohol: Alcohol contains ethanol, which kills bed bugs. However, you could accidentally start a fire with the flammable liquid. Also, it’s strong enough to cause respiratory problems.
  • Diatomaceous Earth (DE): You can instantly kill bed bugs with this powder agent, but you may harm yourself by breathing it in.
  • Dry ice traps: Carbon dioxide emits from dry ice, knocking bed bugs out. You could experience burns or lethal inhalation with it though.

What Can Big Blue Bug Solutions Do About Bed Bugs?

Big Blue Bug Solutions has successfully been in business for over 80 years. We use specialized, top-of-the-line equipment. And we continually train our licensed technicians. Also, we offer affordable services.
 
Our devices and products will thoroughly remove bed bugs, and we'll check in with you to ensure there isn't a recurrence. You can’t get our treatments at the local grocery store. Try the safer, fool-proof route and give us a call today to schedule your free inspection.

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