What You Should Never Do When Trying To Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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Bed Bugs

Bed bug Control is one of the most frustrating and persistent pests you can have in your home, period. One of the problems home owners and renters in Calgary currently face is that Bed Bugs seem to have recently reemerged in large numbers and continue to spread across Canada. There are many different causes that lead to someone getting a bed bug infestation in Calgary. With so many chemicals on the market paired with evolution it seems that bed bugs are just developing resistances to most forms of treatments and are becoming harder and harder to control by the day. This multiplies when trying to eliminate a Bed Bug infestation in Calgary yourself with the incorrect chemicals or applications.

Pest control is never an easy thing to do on your own. It is usually far better to just hire a Calgary exterminator than to try and solve the problem on your own. Doing so ensures the job is done safe, efficiently, and correctly. The Internet and local hardware stores supply so many different ideas and domestic “DIY” products that homeowners feel the urge to act immediately. If you’re in this situation, make sure that you keep reading on because we go over what you should never do when trying to get rid of bed bugs.

#1 – Using Heat Treatments Yourself

When you’re trying to find a way to get rid of bugs, you might have found something related to heat treatments online advertised as “DIY BED BUG HEAT TREATMENTS 100% GUARANTEED!”. There are many people out there advocating that this is the best (not to mention the only) solution to deal with your current Bed Bug Infestation. We are not saying that heat treatments don’t work. However, doing this kind of thing on your own without training or experience may lead you to terrible accidents and result in wasted time, effort, money and in the end provide you with no remediation. In fact, there are stories related to these kinds of accidents, where people were badly injured trying to treat Bed Bugs on their own. Our Calgary Exterminators are trained and certified when using both chemical Bed Bug treatments and heat treatments. 

A homeowner in New Jersey set fire to the entire second floor of his home when he was trying to do his own version of “DIY” pest control. This individual was using a heat gun, a space heater, and a hair dryer, and you guessed it… something went terribly wrong. As a result, he and 4 firefighters who helped with the fire suffered minor injuries with tens of thousands of dollars in damage. This could have been avoided by researching Pest Control Reviews in your area and having a pest expert assist in your bed bug treatments. Call Spartan Pest Control today instead of tackling a bed bug infestation on your own in Calgary area. All of our jobs come with a guarantee and are done by technicians with years of pest control experience.

#2 – Using Bug Bombs

Bug bombs, also known as “DIY” Bed Bug Spray Or Bed Bug Killer, are one of the most popular methods among consumers that are usually referenced in different articles online “on how you can get rid of bed bugs without calling a pest control company”. In case you don’t trust our Calgary exterminators word, you can take the word from specialists all over Canada. They are confirming that using bug bombs or spray cans as a “DIY” pest control solution may not only be useless, but will likely cause the Bed Bug infestations to spread through walls, units, buildings, and rooms more rapidly causing more of a headache and resulting in a waste of time, money, and effort. Even though most Bed Bug sprays and domestic chemicals you can buy from RONA or Home-depot claim that they kill bed bugs simply by entering in contact with them, the fact is that these bugs are extremely small and tend to hide in crevices and cracks, deep in carpets, under mattresses and sheets, and all over bed frames. Also when dealing with ANY pest control chemicals its always best to leave it to the professionals. That’s us! Our Calgary Pest Control would be more than happy to assist you in the removal and remediation of Bed Bug infestations in your home or property. 

#3 – Hiring Bad Local Pest Control Professionals

DO YOUR RESEARCH. These three simple words will save you and your family so much money and time if you hire the right company to tackle Bed Bug infestations in Calgary. Ask as many questions as you can. A reputable Pest Control Company in Calgary should in great detail explain the treatment process along with providing all documentation on detailed prep work that’s needed. Try to avoid “fly-by-night” pest control providers that undercut the competition by 50% or more. In the pest control world the cheapest company is almost never the best… Any licensed pest control provider can apply commercial grade poison, the most important part is to educate you on prevention, process, treatment, and all details regarding the service and pest type. Search google for reviews “Calgary Pest Control Reviews” and see what other people say. Look at the companies website, online presence, social media, and make sure the company is relevant and using the most up to date treatments and techniques when proving a pest solution for you and your property. Last but not least, ask for credentials. To many times have there been “pest control providers” who are not licensed with no access to commercial grade chemicals providing “treatments” with no guarantees and no results who charge service by service. ALWAYS get a guarantee – Industry standard in Calgary Pest Control and is typically 3 months (90 days).

We hope these tips have helped you choose the right pest control option when dealing with a Bed Bug infestations in your home or property. If you or anyone you know has questions regarding any pest control related issues please Contact Us directly, one of our trained pest control technicians in Calgary would be more than happy to assist you! For more information visit www.spartanpestcontrol.com or email us directly at [email protected].

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