Bed Bug Treatment Best Left to Professionals

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fears about the spread of household pests and the desire to get rid of infestations can lead homeowners to employ drastic measures with bad consequences. And in recent years, bed bugs have become an especially hot button issue with many city inhabitants. 

Bed bugs are very difficult to get rid of, and while some frustrated homeowners may try to save money with DIY measures, complete eradication is nearly impossible without the help of a pest professional. Home heat remedies can cause fires or drive the bugs to burrow deeper into furniture, only to reemerge when the heat source is removed. And recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined the makers of one brand of bed bug and head lice treatments for deceptive advertising.

Experts and government agencies recommend calling a professional so the problem can be taken care of efficiently and completely.