Expert Tips To Keep Bed Bugs Out Of Your Moline Home Forever!

Bed bug crawling on fabric.

When you lay down in your bed, you want to be relaxed and settle in for a good night's sleep. The one thing that can keep you from relaxing in your bed is the presence of bed bugs. It is impossible to settle in between the sheets for a good night's sleep when bed bugs may be biting you.

If you have bed bugs in your house, you need the best pest control in Moline, Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. We are experts in bed bugs, and we will eliminate them from your home so you can relax and enjoy a good night's sleep.

I Found Bed Bugs In My Home, Now What?

Since you found bed bugs in the house, you should know that they lay eggs in groups of 10 to 50 in the cracks and crevices. Those eggs will hatch within one to three weeks, and the nymphs emerge and start feeding on those in your house. Therefore, you need to act to get rid of bed bugs quickly. These are steps to control and reduce the bed bug population: 

  • Steam Clean: Clean the mattresses, upholstery, and carpet with the heat setting at 130℉ or higher.

  • Freeze Items: Place infested items in a sealed bag and freeze at 0℉ in the freezer; be sure the freezer is at 0℉ and not 32℉.

  • Wash And Dry Your Clothing: Place bedding, clothing, and linens in the washing machine with detergent on the hottest setting possible, and after washing the items, dry in high heat in the dryer. Be sure to both wash and dry the items. 

  • Vacuum The House: Sweep the carpet and use a sharpshooter attachment to get into the cracks and crevices. When you finish vacuuming, place the contents of the vacuum in a sealed bag and deposit it into a sealed outdoor container. 

Taking these steps will help kill bed bugs quickly. Bed bugs typically reside within two feet of the host, so if you thoroughly clean the area where you have seen them, you will see a reduction in their presence. 

Are Bed Bugs Dangerous?

You will not immediately feel a bite from a bed bug, but you will begin to notice red, itchy bumps. Although the bites from bed bugs are a nuisance, they are not indications of a disease; bed bugs do not transmit disease, according to the Center for Disease Control. 

The only danger from bed bug bites is from causing an infection at the bite sites due to repeated scratching and not keeping the area clean. Keep the bite areas clean and apply a hydrocortisone cream.

Why You Should Always Order Professional Bed Bug Control

According to a survey of pest control specialists by the National Pest Management Association, 76% of pest control professionals agreed that bed bugs are difficult to exterminate. If the experts have difficulty eliminating these bugs, you know that eradication of them by the homeowner is almost impossible.  

It is not enough to destroy the bed bugs you see; you must also annihilate their eggs. Bed bugs can live in areas no wider than a credit card, and do-it-yourself products such as foggers do not always penetrate those areas. Also, bed bug control experts have equipment such as large-scale steamers that most homeowners do not own.  

Now That The Bed Bugs Are Gone, How Do I Avoid Them In The Future?

To avoid a future infestation, do the following:

  • Inspect used furniture upon purchase

  • Clean up clutter

  • Sweep the house regularly

  • Check luggage and clothing after returning from hotels

  • Check clothing after traveling on public transportation

  • Seal mattresses in plastic

These steps will help with your bed bug problem, but they will not completely eradicate them. You need the best bed bug pest control near you from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. Contact us, and we will eliminate the bed bugs from your home.

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