If you have a concern that there are bed bugs living throughout your house and that the problem is growing, expert help is required. Bed-bug infestations can escalate quickly, and you want to stop the problem before it gets to the point that you can't get rid of the all the bed bugs that live around your home.

The exterminators can kill and remove the pests, but there is more work that needs to be done to your home to sterilize it and to remove all the traces the bed bugs leave behind. Here are the things you want to concentrate on quickly to deal with your infestation.

Get Expert Extermination

Bed bugs are pests that require expert extermination. Getting inside interior walls and other areas would be incredibly difficult to do on your own. Have the exterminators come to your home so they can kill and remove the bed bugs that are living in:

  • Closets
  • Mattresses and furniture
  • Dressers
  • Cupboards
  • Inside bedding and clothes

Once the expert exterminators come to the property to remove all the bed bugs from the eggs to the adults, you'll be ready to focus on cleaning the house.

Clean the Ducts

If the bed bugs are hiding in dark places that you can see, it's likely that they're hiding in dark places that you can't see like the ductwork throughout the home. Have the ducts cleaned out and treated with the pesticide used to kill the bed bugs so you don't have this problem again. You'll also want to change the HVAC appliance filters when you clean out the ducts in case there are insects or debris left behind in the filters.

Sanitize the Carpeting

Although the bed bugs may not be living inside the carpeting, there could be waste from the bugs left in the carpeting. Have a carpet-cleaning company come to the property and apply an allergenic antimicrobial on the carpeting. This doesn't just help with what the bed bugs left behind, but it's good for the carpeting to clean it as well.

If you are getting bite marks, or if you can feel the bed bugs at night, don't waste any more time—hire a professional such as Canady's Termite & Pest Control. You should also consider having your car cleaned out professionally, since the bed bugs could be transferred by luggage and bags, and you want to have all your backpacks, luggage, and coats taken to the drycleaners to be professional steamed to kill any lingering bugs in the fabrics.