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When should I get a bedbug extermination?

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While cleaning up infested areas will help control bedbugs, getting rid of them usually requires chemical treatments. Because treating your bed and bedroom with insecticides can be harmful, it is important to use products that can be used safely in bedrooms. Do not treat mattresses and bedding unless the label specifically says you can use them on bedding.

Generally, it is safest and most effective to hire an experienced pest control professional for bedbug extermination.

From: Bedbugs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture: "Bed Bugs."

Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet: "Bed Bugs."

The New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene: "Stop Bed Bugs Safely."

University of Nebraska--Lincoln Extension Lancaster County: "Managing Bed Bugs."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 23, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture: "Bed Bugs."

Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet: "Bed Bugs."

The New York City Department of Heath and Mental Hygiene: "Stop Bed Bugs Safely."

University of Nebraska--Lincoln Extension Lancaster County: "Managing Bed Bugs."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 23, 2018

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