Bedbugs are tiny insects that create havoc in your home. They bite you to feed on your blood, leaving small, itchy marks. They are easily transported from one room of your home to another on skin and clothing. Once you have a few brought into the home it won't be long before you have an infestation. They can be difficult to get rid of because you may not find all the nests. While there are a number of treatment options you can perform yourself, each one has drawbacks and safety issues. To avoid the following problems, let a professional handle the situation.
Any time you handle pesticides, you are putting yourself and your family in danger. If you do not use the proper protective gear, keep everyone out of the house for the correct amount of time, use the wrong chemicals or apply them incorrectly, you, and your family may be at risk for nervous system issues, skin problems, hormone imbalances and even cancer or death. Professionals know exactly how and where to apply the pesticides to ensure they work. The will wear the proper gear and know how long you will need to stay out of the house. You, your family and pets will be safer.
High temperatures can kill bedbugs and their eggs. However, the heat involved can also cause materials to catch fire. When you use the heat gun on the mattress, furniture or rugs, you cannot only burn them, but could end up starting a fire in your home. Professional exterminators have tools other than heat guns that can bring the entire house to the required temperature to kill the bugs. You will not have burned or scorched furniture and your home will be safe.
Using dry ice and the fumes is another option for eliminating bedbugs. The carbon dioxide produced as the ice melts can cause dizziness, headaches and could even cause you to pass out. Just because you cannot see it does not mean that the house is clear of the gas. Having professionals use this method keeps you and your family away from the house. The professional will also use equipment to ensure the house is safe before telling you to go back in.
You can use any of these methods yourself to get rid of the bedbugs. However, when you let the professionals take care of it, you do not run the risk of causing damage or injuries to your or your family members. In addition, they are experienced with bedbugs and know where they hide. This means they are better prepare to get rid of them the first time. You may end up having to repeat the bedbug treatments and put your household at risk again.