Bed bugs are a fear many homeowners, especially those who travel often, have because they know they can be difficult to get rid of. However, not many homeowners really understand exactly why bed bugs treatments are so challenging. By understanding these four reasons as to why this is the case, you can then realize what exactly you need to do to make it easier to deal with them:
- Bed Bugs Shouldn't be Dealt With on Your Own: When bed bugs appear in the home, many homeowners will often jump to their own DIY solutions to get rid of them. This is one reason bed bugs are so difficult to get rid of: because those who try to get rid of them on their own often fail because they do not understand how bed bugs work and the right methods to actually get rid of them. It's important that you hire professionals at the first sign of bed bugs in your home. This will eliminate the chance of the problem becoming worse due to the bed bugs having more time to find places to hide and multiply.
- Bed Bugs are Tricky: Many people know that bed bugs like to hide under the mattresses. However, not many people know that there are other places bed bugs will find their way into, making extermination that much more difficult. Bed bugs can make their way underneath sofas, inside crevices of other furniture and more.
- Giving Up Furniture is Last Resort: One of the biggest reasons bed bugs are so difficult to get rid of is because homeowners often save getting rid of the infested furniture first. This is because furniture is expensive and if it's possible, homeowners would, of course, rather wait to see if other methods of extermination would work first before having to throw away valuable things in the house. Unfortunately, this typically makes the process of getting rid of bed bugs much longer and more difficult.
- Bed Bugs are Durable: Finally, one of the worst things about bed bugs is that they aren't very sensitive to things. The best way to get rid of them would be to change the temperatures in the home to extreme cold or hot levels. A professional would need to do this and you would need to be out of the house in order for this to be done. Bed bugs aren't easily removed with just chemicals.
By knowing some of the reasons bed bugs are so difficult to get rid of, you can be sure that you better understand exactly how long the process will take in your situation if you are dealing with them. You will also know what you can do to try and make the process move a bit quicker, such as giving up furniture more readily.