When you are moving out of a place that has had bedbugs, you need to reduce your chances of bringing them with you to your new home. Luckily, you have the ability to do this, but it will take some additional work to get the job done.
Visual and K9 Inspections
The first step you need to take is to find out where the bedbugs are hiding in your home. Even though you may find small blood stains on your bedding, these pests can hide in your furniture and clothing. They will also lay their eggs on any surface, so you need to have an inspection done to find the areas that are infested.
The first inspection is a visual one done by a pest control technician. These individuals will look for fecal matter, eggshells and skin that the bedbugs shed. During the inspection, the technician may look behind furniture and under couch cushions to find any evidence that these pests are in other areas of your home.
Finding a business that offers K9 inspections is another way to find all of the places where bedbugs are hiding. These dogs can smell the bedbugs and the remnants they leave behind. What also makes them a good option is that the dogs do not have to move items to smell these pests, so they can get the inspection done much quicker. They may even find additional hiding spaces that a human inspector missed.
Temperature Control Removal
To get rid of the bedbugs from your belongings, you can use different temperatures to kill them. As with most living things, extreme temperatures can kill these pests and prevent their eggs from ever hatching.
Your first option is to freeze certain items such as jewelry, books, toys or shoes. You will need a freezer that stays at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, the moisture inside of the bedbugs and their babies will freeze and kill them.
Unfortunately, freezing all of your furniture is not a realistic plan. For this reason, you'll want to hire a pest control company that offers heat treatments. With heat treatments, the company places your items in large tents, and then they pump hot air into them that is usually above 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures at 113 degrees or higher kills the bedbugs, larva and eggs.
When you are planning to move out of a home that is infested with bedbugs, you want to make sure they do not come with you. To accomplish this, you need to know which items they are living in and then you need to eradicate them. By working with a bed bug control company, you can feel confident in knowing that you are not bringing these annoying pests with you once you move.