Why You Should Call The Pros About Bed Bugs In Your Kittitas County Home

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Insects and creatures are always hoping for a chance to penetrate your Kittitas County home. That's unsettling enough, but what's even worse is that many can enter without you knowing it. In the blink of an eye, pests can ruin your property or belongings. This is especially true if it's a species that can procreate with quickness. That said, it's vital to have ongoing pest remediation.

People often presume that they can tackle creepy crawlers on their own with "do it yourself" methods. Folks believe they are equal in effectiveness to professional agents and that they are much cheaper. This is simply not true, especially with a case of bed bugs. Find out why contacting Prosite is your best option.

Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

It’s widely spread that bed bugs feed off of dirt, but in reality, it’s blood they consume. The cleanliness of your home isn't much of a factor overall. These insects seek animals and humans out for their fluid because they need it to thrive. Bed bugs often impact pastures, hotels, airports, offices, schools, and the like. If the pests don't hold on to a creature's skin or fur, they'll lay in a human's personal bag or clothing. Most of the time, this is how they get into domiciles. Afterward, they'll go to:

  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Upholstery
  • Couches
  • Mattresses
  • Fabrics
  • Flooring
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood trim

Bites on your body, stains, and odors are the hallmarks of a bed bug infestation. While you're resting or sitting, these pests will be nibbling on you. You probably won't feel it at all. As a result of their feeding, you'll soon develop welts on your skin that are red and itchy. Grouped patches that seem like a rash will be on your face, neck, arms, legs, and elsewhere. Random reddish-brown marks and blood drops will be on surfaces and fabrics. Those affected will also discover black or brown fecal blemishes with a powdery consistency. In terms of scents, expect musty ones.

Common bed bugs are reddish-brown and about 0.25 of an inch long. They have circular parts, except for their midsection. It has a strange form. Their heads are smaller than their tails. Additionally, they have two antennas and six legs. Pearly white eggs will be all over the place when they multiply, along with translucent young.

Are DIY( Do It Yourself) Bed Bug Methods Effective? What Do They Cost?

On average, common retail and "do it yourself" products for bed bugs cost $20.00 to $90.00. It will be a recurring expense because these avenues never solve an infestation. The only way to do that is to eliminate every egg, all young and each adult insect. Considering the size of these pests, that's not remotely possible. Not to mention their high reproduction rates and many hiding spots. You'll also have to worry about these hazards:

Dry Ice: It can instantly kill bed bugs, but you may get chemical burns handling dry ice or be exposed to unhealthy quantities of carbon dioxide.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Insects will be dried out by this powder, but it's dangerous to breathe around.

Rubbing Alcohol: Flammable ethanol is in this item, and the ingredient can also trigger respiratory illness.

What Can Prosite Do About Bed Bugs?

To save time and money battling bed bugs, reach out to us at Prosite. for your bed bug control needs. We have industrial-grade solutions fashioned to wipe out these critters expeditiously. Our safe options include vacuuming, heating, and conventional application treatments. Precise K-9 inspections and monitoring services are available. Guarantees are attached. Our technicians are licensed and experienced. Get a consultation when you call us today at Prosite!