Items Infected With Bed Bugs
Dealing with bed bug infected items.
- Heavily infested with eggs/excrement/blood to the point of being unusable and unwanted.
- Items that are in poor condition with holes and tears, such as heavily infested mattresses with a high amount of eggs and evidence of bugs inside the mattress.
- Do not move items to other areas of your property, another property or your vehicle until you are sure they are not infected with bed bugs.
- Do not place infected items into public areas such as shared doorways, communal areas of flats as this could spread the infestation.
- Do not give infected items away or donate them.
- Do not think that by simply re decorating or moving property you will rid yourself of bed bugs.
- Do not use items such as microwaves/ovens to try and heat items. This is a fire risk.
- Do not believe all the horror stories you read regarding bed bugs. Find yourself a good pest controller by asking questions, reading reviews and researching. A good pest controller will explain everything to you before and during the treatments, if he has not, you are not using a good pest controller.
- Do not entertain and fogging or smoke bomb treatments.
- Do follow the advice of your pest controller and prepare you property for treatment before he arrives. Some pest controllers (I myself do) will be happy to check personal items for you once they arrive if you are concerned of the presence of eggs/bugs before you move them.
- Do ask questions. Any good pest controller has spent many years carrying out these treatments and learning all they know, they will be only to happy to discuss the process, treatments and bed bugs with you. If they are avoiding doing so, do you feel comfortable using them?
- Do take care if you are disposing of anything, do so correctly, wrap it, seal it, mark it as being infected. The side of the street is not a suitable way to dispose of items.
- Do take care when visiting friends and family. Bed bugs are excellent at hitching a ride!