Because bed bug eggs are small it is hard to kill bed bugs

It is very difficult to see bed bugs sometimes, let alone bed bug eggs. When you are doing a DIY bed bug control services in your Kansas City home you will sometimes fail, due to the fact you were unable to find all the bed bug eggs that where cemented to a screw under your bed frame. That’s right, female bed bugs will cement the eggs in a small crack in the bed frame, wall, light fixture or under carpet. How are you supposed to see the bed bug egg when it is out of sight? oh that’s right,  Your not! It’s not your fault. Professionals have specialized lights and equipment at their disposal and it is still difficult to determine the full extent of a bed bug infestation in a home.

When using chemistry to control bed bugs in your home

when you are using chemistry to control bed bugs in your home, the home owner most likely does not have professional equipment to apply the liquid chemistry right, or the dust. Most professional companies have specialized equipment to properly apply chemistry to cracks and crevices, in wall voids, and to the items in your home in a safe and effective way. Since professional equipment is more expensive than a plastic sprayer you get at the hardware store, most do-it-yourselfers just do not have the right equipment. Most of the time when you are using chemistry to control bed bugs the eggs are the one thing that will cause a reoccurrence. Chemical has a hard time killing the bed bug eggs and bed bugs can reemerge and start the process all over again.

What can you do to make sure you don’t miss a single egg

Be very diligent in your inspection and very patience. You must move slowly and steadily to look into every nook and cranny. Don’t leave a crack unchecked. I know this sounds silly but more times than not an egg will go unnoticed due to the lack of diligence in the inspection process. Eggs can be placed on drapes, blinds, under a night stand and just about anywhere in the home.

Locations where bed bugs and their eggs can be found

  • mattresses
  • bed frames
  • box springs
  • furniture
  • nightstands
  • headboards
  • chairs
  • couches
  • under carpeting
  • cabinets
  • pet bedding
  • wall hangings
  • behind molding door frames
  • picture frames framed art
  • closets
  • plush toys
  • shoes
  • stereo equipment
  • computers
  • dry floral pieces
  • televisions
  • clocks
  • books
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • baseball gloves
  • book bags
  • maid carts
  • hampers
  • luggage carts
  • luggage
  • sports bags
  • backpacks
  • luggage racks
  • wigs
  • prosthetics
  • cell phones
  • smoke alarms
  • hats
  • keyboards
  • wheelchairs

As you can see bed bugs and their eggs can be just about anywhere in your home. With their small size, bed bugs may hide virtually anywhere. Bed bugs prefer undisturbed hiding places.

So when it comes to inspecting for bed bugs and their eggs, you know the routine. Be very very very thourough.

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