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Washington Pest Control News: Jail Bed Bug Infestation

Adult bed bug next to eggEvery state in the U.S. is equally affected by bed bugs. The media depicts the pests in shows like “Orange is the New Black.” The unfortunate reality is that Washington bed bugs have found their way into Northwest jails. In early August 2015, inmates at the Snohomish County jail reported an infestation in dorm A. This is the second infestation since 2013. Considering the number of different people who stay in the dorm, Washington bed  bug control specialists state that it’s easy for bed bugs to hitchhike into the jail and remain hidden until their numbers grow in size.

Bed Bug Pest Control: DIY Inspections

Bed bugs are everywhere and sometimes in the most unlikely places. When buying or accepting second-hand items, prevent an infestation by inspecting every items—particularly furniture items—before bringing them into your home. As a rule of thumb, only purchase new mattresses and box springs.

During your travels, place your luggage on a table, desk or luggage rack. Then inspect your hotel room for bed bugs. Places to look include in closets, curtains, furniture, behind headboards, in the bed sheets and around mattresses and box springs.

What to Do if You Have a Bed Bug Infestation

  1. Call a pest control professional that specializes in Washington bed bugs, like Eden. Our specialists will tell you about the steps to take as you await our arrival.
  2. Clean and remove clutter in your home.
  3. Remove bedding, upholstery (if possible), curtains and stuff animals in the affected areas. Wash them in hot water and dry them using the hottest temperature setting possible.
  4. Place affected mattresses, furniture and other large items in special bed bug bags for disposal.
  5. Vacuum your home.

Bed bug control isn’t simple to combat on your own. If you encounter bed bugs or suspect that you have an infestation in your home or place of business, call the experts at Eden. Our specialists use the latest, earth-friendly techniques to find and control bed bugs. Contact Eden today to learn more about the signs of bed bugs infestations or to schedule a free inspection.

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