Another housing complex fell victim to bed bugs. This time, the blood-thirsty insects pestered a low-income apartment building in Maine – the Town Hall Apartments.
The housing complex was constructed in 1993 and provides shelter for the elderly and the disabled. However, back in September unwanted tenants joined the residents. They were the vampire-like bed bugs that according to the residents invaded four or five apartments.
To relieve the building of the pests, several units were said sprayed on Wednesday. But while some residents were satisfied of the bed bug treatment effort, others think it wasn’t enough. Ronald Fortier, one of the residents of the housing complex, said that the management could have done the elimination of the pests faster and altogether.
Meanwhile, when asked for any comment regarding the bed bug problem in the said 24-unit housing complex, the identified property manager Cynthia Batchelder did not return any message.
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“A Hermon-based pest management company sprayed several apartments in a low-income housing building on Bennoch Road this week to alleviate a bedbug problem, tenants said Wednesday.
Modern Pest Services of Hermon visited Town Hall Apartments on Monday as part of efforts to contain infestations that date back to September, said Ronald Fortier, a resident of the 24-unit building.
“When they found out about it, they got somebody right on the job. They have been pretty good about that, management has,” said Frank Lyford, whose apartment was sprayed on Monday. “I had them, too, in my apartment, and they disappeared. The spray got rid of them. They sprayed them once pretty strong and they have come back at least once a month. They have been dealing with them, doing a pretty good job.”
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Many think that bed bugs are more likely to infest low-income housing apartments than any other places. Apparently though, that is not true. Five star hotels, high end stores and even walled houses could be invaded by those blood-fed pests just as likely as they could infest low-income housing buildings. The reason is that bed bugs invade a place because of the access it gives them to their source of meal – who could be you – than anything else.
Hence, wherever you live, bed bugs could take over your place. But you wouldn’t want that to happen. Those pests, though small, could cause you big problems physically and financially.
Physically, bed bugs could leave you with red itchy marks. While sleeping, they could bite you painlessly and a few hours or days after, their bumpy red marks could show up.
And though those critters are not known to transfer disease, their bites could cause you social embarrassment. Not to mention, the treatment of the marks could give you additional expenses.
On the other hand, in terms of money, besides the treatment of their bites, their elimination could also add more to your spending. Unless you want to just live with them and suffer more of their bites, then you wouldn’t need to spend anything. However, if you don’t want to bear their presence, then it is inevitable for you to drop some money.
But in cases of full-blown infestation, you might also need to throw away heavily infested furniture and items. So apart from the bed bug treatment, their replacements will cost you as well.
How to Decrease Your Bed Bug Treatment Expenses
But whilst it’s certain that you will have to spend money to get rid of bed bugs, it really doesn’t have to be a big amount. With some steps, you could cut your bed bug treatment expenses without comprising the effectiveness of your elimination process.
Here are some of the things you could do:
- Choose to do the bed bug elimination by yourself. If the infestation is not yet full-blown and you think you could handle it yourself, why not do a personal bed bug treatment? Bed bug exterminators usually charge hundreds to thousands for a single bed bug treatment. If you would rather do the elimination, imagine how much you could save. Just reserve hiring an exterminator for an all-out infestation.
- Get a non-pesticide bed bug spray. Sure, without a spray, you could still kill bed bugs by yourself. However, it would be much harder. Take, for example, vacuuming the pests. Though you only have to pay a bit more for your electricity, it would take you a lot of work and time to finish the process. On the other hand, with heat treatment, you would need to have a steam machine for it. Whereas with a bed bug spray, you just have to apply it where the infestation is to work. But of course, you got to make sure that your product choice is safe. Pick a non-pesticide bed bug spray so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals.
- Detect bed bugs early. The earlier you detect the pests the fewer of them you have to deal with. That’s because adult female bed bugs could add four to five more eggs in their population every day. And of course, the fewer of them you have to eliminate the easier and faster it would be to complete. Not to mention, a smaller amount of bed bug solution is needed for the process which equates to lesser expense.
Step by Step Bed Bug Treatment with a Bed Bug Spray
So let’s say you’re all set for an inexpensive bed bug treatment. You chose to get rid of the pests by yourself, you got your bed bug spray and you already know where the pests are hiding. What do you have to do then? Here are the steps.
- Isolate the area to treat. Close all escape routes that bed bugs could take like gaps in doors and windows. You could use a tape to cover them.
- Put clothes, sheets and other smaller items in clear plastic bags. However, don’t move them or any of your furniture to another room. There could also be bed bugs in them.
- With everything all set, apply your non-pesticide bed bug spray to where the bugs are. Also, spray all their possible hiding spots. Though you may not the critters, they could be hiding in them.
- Wait for the product to take effect and re-inspect the areas treated before getting everything back to their places.
- If you see cracks in your walls or ceilings, fix them. Bed bugs could also hide in them. Covering them up would reduce their hiding spots in another infestation happens.
Which Bed Bug Spray to Get?
With bed bug spray, you could do an immediate, easy and effective bed bug treatment. And if yo choose right, you could also make it safe without spending too big. But what specific bed bug spray could help you implement that kind of bed bug elimination?
Bed Bug Bully.
Unlike the other bed bug sprays, Bed Bug Bully is pesticide-exempt as classified under FIFRA 25(b) by EPA. And with that you could be sure that it’s not a risk to yours and your family’s health. And because it is odorless, there is no need to evacuate after the treatment.
Moreover, the product has been proven effective. Many pest-control companies, house owners and hotel managers have been using it for years. And being a pesticide-exempt, even today that bed bugs have developed immunity over conventional pesticides, so you could be sure that it effectively works against the pests.
Watch the video below and see how it worked for one customer.
Try Bed Bug Bully and prove it yourself that it is the best bed bug spray to get.