What It Takes To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Turks & Caicos Home

a bed bug crawling on human skin

If you suspect you have bed bugs in your Turks & Caicos home, you're not alone. Bed bug infestations have been on the rise since the 1990s, and with so much travel to and from the islands, we see an increase in bed bug calls. To effectively deal with a bed bug problem, you need a professional Turks & Caicos pest control company like Parkway Pest Solutions to help you get rid of them.

Habits Of Common Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are the consummate hitchhikers. You can find them anywhere people gather, including retail stores, churches, libraries, public transportation, movie theaters, daycare centers, and schools. With the booming travel industry here in Turks & Caicos, you will also find many cases of bed bug infestations in hotels and villas.

Bed bugs hide in mattress seams, curtains, upholstered furniture, carpets, clothes, books, piles of papers, and other clutter. You can even find them hiding in the holes where furniture has been screwed together. They're opportunistic parasites, so they tend to spend time wherever you spend the most time, which is most often your bed. 

Even if you know how to find bed bugs, you'll never spot them all. They also hide behind your baseboards, in your electrical outlets, and inside your mattress and box spring. That's why you need help from a professional pest control company like Parkway Pest Solutions.

The Problem With Having Bed Bugs In Your Home

Bed bugs in and of themselves aren't dangerous. They don't carry disease, and they aren't a sign of a dirty home. Even the cleanest house, hotel, or office building can have a bed bug infestation. 

However, the psychological toll bed bugs can take is enormous. Waking up every morning with fresh bed bug bites is stressful, and trying to sleep when you know there will be bugs crawling on you to feed provokes anxiety in many people. 

Another problem with having bed bugs in your Turks & Caicos home is the knowledge that you can unwittingly participate in spreading them. You never know when there may be bed bugs hiding on your shoes, bag, or clothing, just waiting to drop off somewhere as you go about your day. 

Why Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control Methods Usually Fail

There are many bed bug control techniques for your home that you can try to eliminate bed bugs. You can wash your bedding in the hottest water and dry it on the highest heat setting possible. Bed bugs can't survive temperatures above 122° Fahrenheit. Do the same with your clothing. Take bedding and clothes to the washer and dryer in a plastic garbage bag. Dispose of those bags in an outside garbage can with a tight-fitting lid. Then take clothing and bedding back inside in clean garbage bags.

You can thoroughly vacuum your mattress, box spring, headboard, drapes, furniture, and carpet, but you'll want to empty the canister or bag outside directly into your garbage can. 

You can put encasements on your mattress and box spring to keep the bed bugs you couldn't vacuum up trapped inside. Mattress encasements don't have any seams for bed bugs to hide in, making it harder for them to feed on you. 

Unfortunately, even if you know how to get rid of bed bugs, it's impossible for you to get them all. You don't have access to the tools and products, much less the professional know-how, to completely eradicate a bed bug infestation. You need help with professional bed bug control in Turks & Caicos.

Contact The Pros At The First Sign Of Bed Bugs In Your Home

If you want to know how to get rid of bed bugs in Turks & Caicos permanently, the answer is simple: Call a pest control company like Parkway Pest Solutions. Peter Scala, the Technical Supervisor and President of Parkway Pest Solutions, has spent his life learning about pests and how to control them. Our certified pest control technicians are also highly trained. When you need local pest control for bed bugs, call Parkway Pest Solutions, and we'll take care of the rest. Reach out today to schedule your free inspection and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Turks & Caicos.