The Secret To Effective Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control In Kittitas County

Have you come to the conclusion that you have a bed bug infestation? How did it happen? Were you noticing bites that look like a bumpy skin rash and eventually started to uncover tiny bugs on or near your bed? This is how bed bugs are usually discovered. When bed bugs first hatch, they are about 1mm long and only leave minor bumps on the skin. Since each bug bites several times in a path across the skin, and these bites can be associated with a rash, initial bites may seem like an allergic reaction rather than bites from insects. Your physician is likely to confirm this because this is essentially what it is. The rash is caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva of bed bugs. If your physician doesn't know you've been exposed to bed bugs, you'll be given an educated guess as to what might have caused the rash. This can lead to confusion. But the confusion doesn't end there. When bed bugs are found, and the pieces are put together, you'll have to decide what to do about those bugs. Many of the options available on the internet can fall short of solving your problem. This is what we're going to look at today.

Three Things You Should Know About DIY

Before we get into details, there are three things you should know. Watch for these three things as you read through this article.

  • What works, doesn't always work.
  • What doesn't work, never works.
  • What works takes hard work.


There are a few options that work to get control of bed bugs. Some don't work at all. But most have the ability to work when applied properly. An example of a bed bug treatment that will do nothing to get rid of the bugs in your home is the use of space heaters. It takes a lot of heat to kill bed bugs. You can put several space heaters in a room and those bugs can still find cold spots to hide in until the heat returns to normal. They can also retreat to other rooms in your home by way of your wall voids. This can make your problem worse. Using a hairdryer to kill bed bugs will achieve the same results. Heat can be used to eliminate bed bugs but it must be applied strategically and systematically.

Insect Interceptors

There are many terms to describe this product. You may see them called bed bug traps, bed bug blockers, or something else. What these products do is prevent bed bugs from climbing up the legs of a bed to feed on you while you're sleeping. You may see reviews that say, "This product doesn't work at all! Don't buy it!" The truth is that all of these traps work, but they don't always work. It isn't the product's fault when bed bugs aren't captured. It has more to do with the type of infestation. Think of it this way: If bed bugs are in tiny gaps around the screws of your bed frame, are traps placed under the feet of your bed going to keep bed bugs from biting you? Of course not. They're already in your bed. Interceptors must be used as part of a comprehensive strategy.

Sprays And Foggers

You'll find no shortage of bad reviews for these products. There are several reasons. Here are a few key drawbacks.

  • These products are topical. They don't get into the tight spaces bed bugs hide. You need to know where to apply these products and what to apply.
  • Some products don't kill bed bug eggs. Newly hatching bed bugs can come out after the product has worn off.
  • Bed bugs can develop a resistance to chemicals. More than one product may be required to arrest an infestation.

What Works

The key to eliminating bed bugs is to locate areas of infestation, isolate the bugs, apply a selection of control products to contain and eliminate them, and monitor the success of the treatments to ensure complete elimination of these pests. It requires an education in bed bug control, and a whole lot of elbow grease.

Bed Bug Control In Kittitas County

If you live in our service area, let the licensed professionals here at Prosite get rid of those bugs. We use field-tested methods and industry-leading bed bug control products to locate and eliminate these insects. Don't waste your money, energy, and time trying to battle these bugs on your own. It just isn't worth it. Reach out to Prosite today for immediate assistance in Kittitas County.

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