Don’t let the bed bugs bite…Well, we all have heard the story, right? What happens when they actually do bite? This article is about what you can do when you have a bed bug problem. In many North American cities, bed bugs are making a return. A return with a vengeance. Toronto is one of them. Pest control experts are calling the bed bug re-appearance an epidemic. People who have been bitten by these pesky creatures are now scrambling to find ways to get rid of these creatures. So what do you do? Do you contact or do you attempt to get rid of them on your own?

One way many people are trying to get rid of bed bugs is to vacuum everything. Now this might help get rid of some of the bugs but it certainly not end the problem. The reason is that even though you will be able to get rid of some bugs, some will escape in the spaces that your vacuum wont be able to get to.

You will need to enforce a multi-level strategy. This strategy includes cleaning all your bedding and clothing in the infected room or rooms. Place everything in the dryer and crank up the heat. To kill the bed bugs you will need to increase the heat to over 50C and let your dryer run for over 20 minutes. Place everything in plastic bags after it has been in the dryer. Empty all your clothing items from your closet, drawers, everywhere. Try to empty as many items from your room as possible. Place everything in plastic bags.

The next and most important step of the process is contacting a professional. You really don’t want to spend the rest of your life trying to get rid of bed bugs. A professional will come in and first do an inspection. A properly trained professional will know exactly what to do and what to look for. The bed bug inspector/exterminator will look everywhere. They will move furniture, look behind paintings and photographs on your walls and certainly check your bed, your matters and your floor boards. If you think you have a bed bug problem then you must consult a professional and stop wasting your time. Contact a pest control technician and get your bed bug problem fixed once and for all.