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Do I Really Need To Call A Pest Control Company If I Get Bed Bugs?

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If you have a bed bug infestation in your Texas home, you do not have to bring in a licensed pest control company. But should you? Let’s find out!

They say bed bugs are a homeowner’s worst nightmare ? and we agree!

Bed bugs are creepy, invasive and just make your skin crawl even thinking about them. These creepy crawlers feed on your blood while you sleep and leave you with itchy, unsightly red bumps all over your body. The worst part? These unwelcome intruders are notorious for being difficult to identify, and difficult still to get rid of.

Treating a bed bug infestation in your home can be a challenge with do-it-yourself pest control methods. The only way you can be absolutely sure that you successfully wiped out all signs of bed bugs in your home is with the help of professional pest control in Cedar Park, Texas.

Here are three reasons why:

1. Identifying Bed Bugs Is Hard

This is kind of obvious, but if you want to deal with a bed bug infestation, the first thing you have to do is make sure there is, in fact, a bed bug infestation.

This is easier said than done.

For one, bed bugs are pretty much invisible to most homeowners. These pesky little creatures hide all day in just about any crevice or space and only come out at night to feed on their host before they disappear again. On top of that, they love to hitchhike from one part of the home to another and are never in the same place for a long time. Their elusive nature makes spotting signs of bed bugs a BIG challenge.

Secondly, bed bug bites are difficult to diagnose as they can look very similar to other insect bites or some skin conditions like atopic dermatitis (eczema.) What makes the diagnosis all the more challenging is that you may not have any visible reaction to a bed bug bite on your skin at all!

So how then do you identify a bed bug infestation in your home?

Well, you don’t… You hire a pro!

No matter where bed bugs are in your home, a pest control professional like ours at Green Pest Control can find them quickly. Professionals have the experience, expertise and equipment to thoroughly inspect your home and identify the source and extent of the bed bug infestation quickly.

Based on the findings from the inspection, they can also recommend the most effective and efficient home pest control options for you.

2. Bed Bug Treatment Can Be Complex

Understand that taking a DIY approach to bed bug extermination can do more harm than good.

No matter how many tips you have read on the internet and no matter how many videos you have seen on YouTube, you are bound to make some mistakes or forget a crucial step if you are doing something for the first time.

Pest control is complex, and is something you should never attempt if you are not 100% confident about what you are doing. If you use the wrong pesticide for treatment that has not been approved by the EPA, it can make you, your family and your pets sick. Not to mention, it can make your home unsafe to live in. Oh, and it may not even solve the bed bug problem either.

Why risk it all if you can simply call in a professional pest control company to do all the legwork?

Pest control professionals like ours at Green Pest Control are trained to handle the worst bed bug infestations. They also have access to chemicals and other treatment methods that are not available to you. These treatment methods that can successfully remove bed bugs from your home without compromising the safety of you, your family, your pets or your home.

3. Professional Pest Control Is Cost-Effective

You may think that hiring a licensed pest control company in Texas will cost you more than using DIY bed bug removal tactics, but you will likely save money in the long run.

DIY methods may seem more logical and cheap, but they are not always effective at properly treating a bed bug infestation (if at all) and an unnoticed or improperly treated infestation could cost you thousands of dollars in the future.

With a professional bed bug treatment, you can be certain that the problem has been dealt with.


Whether you have a small bed bug infestation or a big one, the process of eliminating bed bugs requires a lot of time and effort. If you don’t do it properly, you also risk the health and safety of you, your family and your pets. Don’t knock yourself out trying to figure out bed bug removal. Hire a licensed pest control company instead. Pest control professionals have what it takes to do it all to wipe out the bugs safely, and they can do it in a time and cost-effective manner.

Contact Green Pest Control For Eco-Friendly Bed Bug Treatment

If you live anywhere in or around Austin, Dallas or Houston and think bed bugs have intruded your home, schedule an appointment with Green Pest Control. Our specialists have extensive experience in locating bed bugs on your property and treating them with eco-friendly pest control methods. You will have peace of mind knowing you are in good hands.

Call us today to schedule a no-cost consultation for specialized bed bug treatment. Also, don’t forget to visit our blog for more insight into eco-friendly pest management in Texas.