A Few Bed Bug Removal Tips For Older Homes
For many homeowners or future homeowners, your dream house might not be new and shiny. In fact, for a lot of people, their dream house is an older home. Whether the appeal is the classic style or the sentimental value, an older house might be your first choice for a perfect home. However, with an older home comes older woodwork, and that can often mean pests.
Today, we want to take a look at bed bug removal for older homes. In this blog post, Bed Bug Heaters will give some bed bug removal tips for owners of older homes.
Have The Home Inspected Before You Buy
An easy way to ensure that you won’t have a bed bug problem in a new home is to have it inspected before buying. We most often see bed bugs in sheets and blankets, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still in the house once the previous owner is all packed up and moved out.
Having your potential real estate purchase inspected is a good practice to undergo for all homes, not just old ones. If you are buying a home, you will want to have it checked for pests, including bed bugs, termites and vermin.
Know What Bed Bug Removal Treatments Your Home Can Handle
Another thing to consider if you already own the home and have a bed bug problem is what your home can handle. When it comes to bed bug removal, there aren’t many treatment options, but the wrong approach could harm an older house. For instance, chemical treatments could negatively impact your home more than a bed bug heater would. Know what your home can handle before seeking out a bed bug removal treatment.
Don’t Bring Any Bed Bugs With You
Lastly, the best bed bug removal option for your older home is to prevent them from ever getting in. Before you move in, make sure to wash all of your sheets, blankets, and linens. If you have a history with bed bugs, this will be especially important. You will also want to clean all clothing before you bring it to the new home unless you plan on leaving some of it in a storage unit.
Contact Bed Bug Heaters For More Tips
Nothing is more frustrating than bed bugs. In an older home, bed bug removal can be even more difficult. For more information or tips on what your options are, give Bed Bug Heaters a call at (937) 506-6940 or contact us online today.