Why You Can’t DIY Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a nuisance that can quickly become a nightmare. They are small, hard-to-see insects that feed on human blood. They can live in any type of home, and they are difficult to get rid of.

Many people try DIY bed bug product treatment, but it is usually not successful. Not only do readily available consumer treatments not kill all of the bed bugs, they can actually make the infestation worse.

Why You Can’t DIY Bed Bugs

There are a few reasons why DIY bed bug treatment is not effective. First, bed bugs are very good at hiding. They can fit into very small spaces, even hiding in furniture and electronics. This makes them extremely difficult to find and kill. When you try to treat bed bugs yourself, you will inevitably miss some of the bugs. This wastes valuable time that could be spent getting the pest problem under control, allowing the infestation to spread.

Second, bed bugs are very resistant to pesticides. Many of the pesticides that are available to consumers are not effective because bed bugs have developed a resistance to these “over the counter” pesticides over time.

Third, DIY methods can even be dangerous. Some consumer products include harmful chemicals that can be hazardous to you, your family, and your pets. The average person simply does not have the expertise or the equipment needed to safely and effectively eliminate bed bugs.

If you have bed bugs or other unwanted insects, it is important to call a professional pest control company. A professional pest control company will have the experience and knowledge to effectively treat your bed bug infestation.

Don’t DIY Your Bug Problem – Call a Pest Control Professional Instead

Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control attends annual conferences so we can stay up to date on the latest bug-killing products. We use the most current product formulations approved by the EPA, which change frequently to prevent insect resistance. Each technician is highly trained with advanced protection, equipment, and pest control protocol training. All product application techniques and technicians are certified by the State of Maine Pest Control Board. In addition, our satisfied customers know they can count on our ethical business practices and dependable service.

As a family-owned, local company, our reputation matters. Count on us to take the time and do the job right. Call us today to discuss your pest problem and we’ll help you eliminate it.

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