Do I Have to Throw Out Food After a Bed Bug Infestation?
A lot of people have varying opinions of what you should or should not throw away after a bed bug infestation.Maybe you’ve seen mattresses and furniture pieces on the side of the road, possibly after being infested by bed bugs. But what about food? Do you have to worry about clearing your pantry after you’ve been hit with an infestation?
What Food Do Bed Bugs Eat?
Bed bugs live off of one thing: blood. So they have no interest in the crumbs on your counter or your stored food supply. So when you have bed bugs, you don’t have to throw out food or anything else that’s infested if you don’t want to. In fact, the team at Arrow Exterminators, Inc. can provide a treatment that’ll allow you to even keep your mattress!
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How Long Can Bed Bugs Live Without Feeding?
Some pests die within a few days if they’re unable to find food. But bed bugs can go anywhere from 20 to 400 days without a source of food. That makes them an incredibly challenging pest to combat. You can clean your entire space without even realizing that you’ve missed a hiding bed bug just waiting for a chance to feed again. That’s why professional bed bug extermination like what we offer at Arrow Exterminators, Inc. is so important.
What Do You Need to Throw out After An Infestation?
If you have a bed bug infestation, you don’t have to worry about throwing away food or any of your belongings. With thermal remediation treatment from Arrow Exterminators, Inc., you can get rid of your bed bugs and still keep your stuff.