How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Your Hawaiian Home

bed bug biting skin on the arm of a human being

For Hawaiians, discovering the Hawaiian Islands' beauty, culture, and adventures is part of daily life. Whether that's by getting sun-kissed on the Aloha State's beaches or surfing the Pacific Ocean waves, it's safe to say that Hawaii is a great place to live and work. While this area is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to call home, living in this beautiful state can come with unwanted guests. No, we don't mean your in-laws, but rather bed bugs. These pests can sneak into your home and quickly invest the entire area. Even with your best efforts to avoid an infestation, sometimes they may be unavoidable.

Description Of Bed Bugs

Identifying the signs of an infestation and understanding the most effective ways to get rid of these unwanted visitors is critical. A bed bug is a brown, oval insect that's roughly the size of an apple seed but can still be seen by the naked eye. Female bed bugs lay 1 to 5 eggs every day, so they can rapidly make your infestation worse. They will hitchhike into your home by jumping on clothing or belongings in public areas such as work, hotels, libraries, movie theaters, airplanes, cruise ships, buses, and furniture. The problem with bed bugs is that they bite the skin and feed on your blood for up to ten minutes. Most frequently, bed bugs will attack you while you sleep, which causes high anxiety levels in a place meant for rest. Once bit, many will notice small spots that later itch and sometimes turn into welts. Unfortunately, bites are not the only thing we need to worry about when it comes to bed bugs. They can create a musty and pungent odor. When faced with an infestation, many Hawaii businesses and homeowners will turn to DIY approaches to get rid of them due to the misconception that this procedure is cheaper than alternatives.

Signs You Have An Infestation: 

If you're concerned about bed bugs in your home, look for the following signs of infestation: 

  • Red bite spots on the skin that was exposed while sleeping
  • Itchiness from bites
  • Musty odor
  • Small bloodstains on pillowcases and sheets
  • Tiny shells from eggs or spots of insect fecal matter

DIY Bed Bug Methods In Hawaii

When the bed bugs start to bite, you'll likely turn to DIY methods to quickly cleanse your home of these dreadful pests.  However, most DIY solutions are ineffective or do not treat the infestation completely. Some methods include freezing, rubbing alcohol, washing bedding, mothballs, baking sodas, and many more. As previously mentioned, methods like freezing, vacuuming, and washing bedding may be effective methods to eliminate bed bugs, but they can cause aggravation. You have to invest a lot of time, and they're likely not going to remove bed bugs from your home entirely. They may reduce the population, but your bed bug problem will rebound over time if you do not remove every last bug. Other methods such as mothballs, rubbing alcohol, and baking soda did not eradicate the infestation, making them waste valuable resources: time and money.

Able Pest Management's Approach to Bed Bugs

While DIY methods for bed bug control may seem cost-effective initially, the solution is only temporary. Even if most pests are removed, leaving a few will allow the bed bugs to reproduce rapidly and return in more significant amounts. To ensure you get rid of all the bed bugs in your Hawaiian home, it's critical to call the professionals at Able Pest Management before it gets progressively worse. More minor infestations are much easier to take care of before they spread to numerous bedrooms and shared spaces such as couches and living rooms.

Contact the Professionals at Able Pest Management

If you suspect that bed bugs may be living in your Hawaiian home, call the professionals at Able Pest Management immediately. We offer in-depth solutions to exterminate bed bugs in your home for good. We have the knowledge, tools, and experience needed to kill them all the first time so that you can sleep peacefully, knowing that your bed bug problem is gone.

Call us today, and Able Pest Management will take the bite away.