So you believe you have a bed bug infestation. Bummer! We’ve been there, and we know a thing or two about what to do, and what NOT to do when handling these pesky little red bloodsuckers!

First things first — do your homework. Make sure it’s a bed bug so that you can take the appropriate actions.

If you’ve confirmed it is indeed a bed bug infestation…

Do not panic. It is possible to control bed bugs by using the proper methods.

Do not use outdoor pesticides. Agricultural or garden pesticides can make you and your family very sick if used indoors.

Do not use homemade products. Custom formulated or homemade products can be dangerous and may worsen the problem.

Do not apply products to your body. Direct application of bed bug-killing chemicals to your skins is hazardous to your health.

Do not use highly flammable liquids. Rubbing alcohol, gasoline, and kerosene can all cause highly dangerous fires.

Do not move infested furniture. Moving beds and other furniture, no matter how far, almost guarantees the spread of bed bugs.

Do not store things under your bed. Storing items under your bed only allows bed bugs more places to hide and breed.

Do not attempt to kill with heat. The technique of wrapping infested items in a black trash bag and leaving it in the hot sun will not successfully kill all the bed bugs.

If you’ve been smart and followed along with our handy guide of things NOT to do when you have a bed bug infestation, you’ll be happy to hear there is one thing you absolutely SHOULD do — contact Harpoon Pest Solutions to handle your bed bug problem head-on. As the leading bed bug exterminator in Chester County, Harpoon has the tools and expertise to get the job done right, the first time. You won’t have to worry about bed bugs spreading from bed to bed or room to room when you recruit us to remove the infestation quickly, effectively, and professionally.

Bed bug removal isn’t the only service we offer. For termite extermination in Chester County, there’s no team better-suited for the job than we are. As a comprehensive pest control service provider, we rid your home of just about any pesky pest and invasive insect you can think of. Contact us at 215-309-8725 to discuss your situation and to set up an appointment with one of our extermination specialists. For any additional questions or inquiries, please fill out a contact form.

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