Spring brings flowers and yard sales.
And while yard sales are a great source for deals on the things you may want in your life, they can also be a great source for unwelcome pests.
Most of us have but it could cost you more than if you bought a new piece of furniture and here’s why. Used furniture including couches, chairs, and mattresses, is a breeding ground for bed bugs and other pests, odors, and pet dander.
Bed Bugs Love Used Furniture
You pay pennies on the dollar for what appears to be a piece of furniture that’s in good condition.
Sounds like you got a deal but that may not be the case.
Mattresses, couches, and upholstered chairs can harbor bacteria, germs, and bed bugs.
If you sit on your new furniture and get small bites or red welts on your skin, it’s a good indicator of an infestation.
- Don’t bother steam or deep cleaning. The eggs will die leaving you with dead bugs in your furniture. In the case that the eggs don’t die, you’ve still got a bug problem.
- Inspect upholstered furniture for evidence of bed bugs but keep in mind they are experts at hiding.
- Hire Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination to inspect and exterminate.
- Stop buying second hand furniture.
In addition, you may be getting odors from the other house from smoking, cooking, or pets that may never go away.
Besides bed bugs, used furniture can be home to a number of other unwanted visitors to your homes.
Frequently people can find lice, fleas, and spiders in that old couch they just got an incredible bargain on.
And while spiders aren’t too much of a threat, lice and fleas can be exceptionally difficult to destroy, especially if you have pets or children in the house. Lice and fleas are also easy to spread, meaning that you may be sharing your new friends with your neighbors and visitors to your homes.
If you’ve seen direct evidence of these nasty pests, call Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination immediately. These problems do not get better over time and over the counter solutions may mask the depth of the problem.
What to Do
There’s a good chance you won’t be able to easily rid your furniture of odors, pet dander, or unwanted pests like bedbugs.
The safest thing to do is to get the infested item out of your home and call Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination to inspect and treat your home.
If you suspect that your new “amazing deal” is harboring pests, you’re going to need help!