Finding an effective bed bug treatment that does not cost the top dollar is really hard to do. Once these parasitic insects invade your home it can be extremely hard to get rid of them. Not only are they great at hiding, but they are stellar breeders, often increasing their numbers rapidly. Bed bugs, like roaches or any other undesirable insect, are really quite resilient. They have been in existence long before humans, and they have befuddled the lives of humans for literally thousands of years. Fortunately, even in the beginnings of recorded history man has his ways of dealing with this blood-sucking pest.
Diligence is the foremost requirement of any successful bed bug treatment. You may find that you will have to discard numerous items, especially bedding, bedside furniture and the bed itself. You will also find that it will take continual checking to make certain that every last one is gone before you can rest in peace. All that it takes to start a brand new infestation is one healthy male and female left alive to breed.
If you cannot afford a professional bed bug exterminator, which is your surest bet for a clean sweep, you will have to resort to using the sprays and powders that are available to consumers over the counter. Both of these can be effective, but they must be used according to manufacturer specifications and they must be applied to all hiding places and sleeping areas diligently. If you are thinking of doing a bed bug treatment on your own, you should know that the results might not be that great. Things might appear great at first, but even if you miss one or two-bed bugs, then the problem will re-appear much faster than you think.
It is always wise to clean out all clutter when you are battling an infestation. All clothing that is saved should be washed in hot water and dried at very high temperatures. This is because heat itself is also an effective bed bugs treatment. In fact, to ensure the effectiveness of any over-the-counter treatment option you can always follow behind in all common hiding areas with a handheld steamer that should offer sufficient amounts of heat to kill any remaining stragglers. The best thing you can do is to contact a licensed exterminator Toronto to do the job properly for you.