If you have seen bugs crawling on your mattress, you likely do not want to sleep in your bed. One type of bug that is common to see in this area is bed bugs. Fortunately, you can get the bugs exterminated so you can have peaceful sleep once again.
Where They Hide
Because you have seen bed bugs on your mattress, they may also be hiding in other areas of your home. If you keep your purse in your bedroom, bed bugs can crawl in there. If you have kids that have stuffed animals, bed bugs can also crawl inside them if there are any type of openings.
Look in the folds of curtains in your room, inside your dresser drawers, and even in the carpeting. Remove the mattress from your bed and you may see bed bugs in the box springs. A pest control company will know other places to find bed bugs.
Exterminate Bed Bugs
Once it is determined that you have bed bugs in your home, it can be very difficult to get rid of them on your own. They can also quickly multiply, making it even harder. Contact a pest control company as soon as you notice them.
The pest control company has different techniques they can use to remove bed bugs. One is a heat treatment, which is what they will use if your home is infested with bed bugs. With this, you will need to leave your home, as the heat will need to be over around 120 degrees. Bed bugs will die in this type of heat no matter whether they are adult or babies. The contractor will set up one or more heating units in your home to get it to the right temperature. It will take a couple of hours for this process to work.
The company may use a pesticide spray to kill bed bugs and spray it on your mattress, on the carpeting, under your mattress, and in other areas. They may use a pesticide dust in the same way. The pest control company will have to come back multiple times in order to kill all bed bugs.
You should purchase a mattress encasement for your mattress. This is a type of thick sheet that zips around your mattress. If there are bed bugs in the bed, they will die of starvation. The encasement is easy to put on and to take off.
Ask the pest control company for tips to prevent future bed bug problems.