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Bed Bug

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have extraordinarily small bodies with a brown camouflage, they lay eggs everywhere, and are easily transferred, allowing them to infest entire homes and businesses. Bed bugs, often found in mattresses, bedding, clothing, furniture, and more can be recognized by the musty odor they exude, the brown and black spots on infected surfaces, blood stains on mattresses and bedding from crushed bed bugs, or their bite marks. Bed bug bites emit a burning sensation and generally are several red marks in a precise line.

Ant

Ants

Carpenter ants are only one species of ants which could infest your home or business. They have large black bodies and typically nest in wood able to retain moisture and easily accessible from the soil like wood porch structures, window frames, and door frames. You have an infestation if you see swarms of flying ants in the spring around wood structures, these are the adult ants leaving the nest to find new territory. Another sign of a carpenter ant infestation is wood dust or small piles of wood shavings found close to older damp wood.

Cockroach

Roach

The American cockroach is the largest species of cockroaches invading homes. They have a reddish brown or mahogany color with a yellow band outlining the area behind their head. Found anywhere food or moisture is present, these cockroaches are about two inches long and both the females and males can fly. They give off a musty smell and as they mature become more reddish brown. These cockroaches will hide in damp dark places.

Wasp

Wasp

There are many species of wasps, ranging from microscopic to 1 ½” in size and ranging in color from black to metallic blues and greens and from reddish-brown to dark red and orange. Most wasps have a pinched waist and two pairs of wings. Wasps will nest in several places surrounding your home including hose reels, electrical boxes, soffits, decks, in the corners of windows, under awnings and porches, attics, crawl spaces, and gas grills. If you have a colony of wasps, there could be thousands of wasps living in the nest.

Mice, Chipmunk & Rat

Rodent

Rodents are among the most adaptable and diseased critters to infest homes. They are extremely difficult to exterminate due to their rapid and constant breeding habits. Several species of rodents have the capability to squeeze into spaces much smaller than themselves, making even the smallest holes or cracks entrances to your home. Like many unwanted pests, rodents will cause severe damage to your home or business, excessive chewing and breeding will take a toll on your home’s structure.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have extraordinarily small bodies with a brown camouflage, they lay eggs everywhere, and are easily transferred, allowing them to infest entire homes and businesses. Bed bugs, often found in mattresses, bedding, clothing, furniture, and more can be recognized by the musty odor they exude, the brown and black spots on infected surfaces, blood stains on mattresses and bedding from crushed bed bugs, or their bite marks. Bed bug bites emit a burning sensation and generally are several red marks in a precise line.

Ants

Carpenter ants are only one species of ants which could infest your home or business. They have large black bodies and typically nest in wood able to retain moisture and easily accessible from the soil like wood porch structures, window frames, and door frames. You have an infestation if you see swarms of flying ants in the spring around wood structures, these are the adult ants leaving the nest to find new territory. Another sign of a carpenter ant infestation is wood dust or small piles of wood shavings found close to older damp wood.

Roach

The American cockroach is the largest species of cockroaches invading homes. They have a reddish brown or mahogany color with a yellow band outlining the area behind their head. Found anywhere food or moisture is present, these cockroaches are about two inches long and both the females and males can fly. They give off a musty smell and as they mature become more reddish brown. These cockroaches will hide in damp dark places.

Wasp

There are many species of wasps, ranging from microscopic to 1 ½” in size and ranging in color from black to metallic blues and greens and from reddish-brown to dark red and orange. Most wasps have a pinched waist and two pairs of wings. Wasps will nest in several places surrounding your home including hose reels, electrical boxes, soffits, decks, in the corners of windows, under awnings and porches, attics, crawl spaces, and gas grills. If you have a colony of wasps, there could be thousands of wasps living in the nest.

Rodent

Rodents are among the most adaptable and diseased critters to infest homes. They are extremely difficult to exterminate due to their rapid and constant breeding habits. Several species of rodents have the capability to squeeze into spaces much smaller than themselves, making even the smallest holes or cracks entrances to your home. Like many unwanted pests, rodents will cause severe damage to your home or business, excessive chewing and breeding will take a toll on your home’s structure.

DIY Bed Bug Remedy Fails

It Kills Bed Bugs But...

Positively identify your pests as bed bugs before continuing with this article.


Okay. If you're reading this now, you must have bed bugs. Here's the bad news about cold killing bed bugs: it only works with sub-zero temperatures for prolonged periods of time. There's essentially no home remedy involving the cold that's practical.

DIY Bed Bug Remedy Fails:

Mothballs

Moth Balls for Bed Bugs 
Mothballs don't work simply because bed bugs are not killed by mothballs. Bed bugs may choose to live somewhere without mothballs, but will tolerate mothballs if living without them is not an option. It's akin to them living with hardwater.
Alcohol Spray on Bed Bugs

Rubbing Alcohol Spray

Rubbing alcohol spray will kill bed bugs, but only if they are drenched in the liquid for extended periods of time. This is an impractical solution and only effective when used excessively.

Wrong Pesticide

Weed Killer
Many people simply have no clue what they're doing when it comes to using pesticides. They use the wrong ones entirely or combine chemicals that shouldn't be combined.
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Wrong Amount of Pesticide

Too much in too small an area wastes money. There's no need to do structural damage by flooding your house with chemicals. That's dangerous to yourself and your loved ones. It's similarly ineffective to spray too little amount of pesticide around the home, so many people err on the side of over-application.

Freezing

Big Bed Bug Problem
Freezing bed bugs is an impractical means of disappearing them. You can't get your house cold enough for it to work. Even if you could, it would take at least a month to get rid of them. And that's being generous.
Weed Killer

Plastic Mattress Wrapping

People rarely do this right. After buying bed bug mattress covers in Milwaukee, they notice rips and tears in the fabric of the product. The plastic easily tears with use. People don't catch it quickly enough. The bugs don't suffocate like they're supposed to. More babies hatch.

Point is, DIY home remedies for bed bugs don't work. They're impractical or dangerous or require professional knowledge. The most practical decision you can make is to call A-Landlords today.

The only thing left to do when you're experiencing a bed bug infestation is to call A-Landlords to get a better bed bug removal for less.

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