Archive for October 12, 2018
It’s all fun and games until the bed bugs really do start to bite.
If you haven’t had the displeasure of dealing with bed bugs, count yourself lucky. Just the thought of these little critters is probably making you itch all over. Imagine how it would feel if you actually had them in your home. Luckily, when it comes to killing bed bugs, there are a few different solutions you can try out.
Most people would hate the thought of going back to sleep in the same bed that was once filled with bed bugs. If your Beautyrest mattress is currently under attack by these pesky critters, then maybe it’s time to hit the reset button. Throw out the old mattress and head to a mattress store to pick up a new Tempurpedic mattress, Serta mattress, or stick with your current brand and get another Beautyrest mattress. However, with this method, you might have to throw out your clothes and a lot of other things as well.
Turn up the heat
If your bed bugs are more like luggage bugs or favorite sweater bugs, then you have a different removal option. Before you bring them into your home and end up with a full-on invasion, grab a black garbage bag and pack up the infested items. Leave the bag out in the baking sun for as long as possible to raise the internal temperature and kill the bugs. Your unpleasant hitchhikers will die once their body temperature reaches 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keep ’em clean
One of the best ways to get rid of bed bugs is to regularly wash your sheets, comforters, blankets, pillow cases, and any clothes that have been on the floor. You’ll want to wash them thoroughly and then dry them on high heat to kill any bed bugs and their eggs. Do this regularly to limit the number of bed bugs each time and compound the effects with other extermination methods.
It’s also important to regularly check your children’s bedding and clothing for bed bugs, particularly since children spend roughly 40% of their childhood asleep. Being proactive about bed bugs is the best defense you can have, but a good exterminator is the next best thing.
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Of all the many parts of a house, the roof is one of the most important. Not only does a roof keep out the elements, it represents nearly half (40 percent) of a home’s visual exterior and with such a high percentage, it plays a key role in a house’s overall aesthetics.
With a roof playing such an important role for a house, it’s important to keep it looking at and performing at its best. When it comes to roof replacement, there are many things to consider, whether you opt for self-repair or allow roofers to do the job.
One option for roof replacement is simply putting new shingles over the old ones or reroofing. This option does eliminate some of costs associated with roof replacement and is a good idea if there are no major issues with your roof. Homes are allowed two layers of asphalt shingles and 80 percent of homes are covered with asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are long lasting, with a lifespan of anywhere from 20 to 50 years depending on th