Five Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are difficult to get rid of…but why?
These small insects can squeeze themselves into tiny spaces where you can’t find them That’s why!. To kill bed bugs you have to find them first, which can be a difficult task. Bed bugs are fast, both in motion and how quickly they spread across your house. A single female bedbug can produce 500 eggs, so it’s important to act if you suspect you’ve got an infestation.
To kill bed bugs you have to find them first, which can be a difficult task. Bed bugs are fast, both in motion and how quickly they spread across your house. A single female bedbug can produce 500 eggs, so it’s important to act if you suspect you’ve got an infestation.
First things first, clean up.
Vacuum all of your furniture. Bed bugs can thrive on all kinds of surfaces: mattresses, carpeting, box springs, etc. Take your bed apart and vacuum all its parts using the highest suction setting. Pay particular attention to edges and crannies (these insects can hide in small spaces!)
Take out the Trash
Remove all the vacuum bags — after you’ve tightly sealed them — as soon as you’re finished. The vacuum will only collect the bugs, not kill them. You need to discard the bags outside of your home so that the infestation doesn’t spread.
Check your Walls
Bedbugs can thrive in cracks and beneath wallpaper edges. So, carefully check for any ripped edges or damages on the floorboards. You can do these repairs yourself with wallpaper glue to tack down the edges, but many people choose to hire a professional for this, as do-it-yourself repairs are not always effective.
Back to the Bedding
Heat your bedding in the dryer at 120-degree temperature. Very hot dryer settings will sterilize the bedding from the bed bugs, eliminating both the adult insects and their eggs. You can also put the bedding into plastic garbage bags and leave them outside in the sun to dry out — as long as it’s a hot day.
Most of these methods can be easily performed at home; however, they don’t guarantee that all the bugs will be killed. Bedbugs are fighters, and some of them will survive these conservative treatments, but that is what insecticide is for. Pest control professionals can treat your house in a day and destroy the insects left over. They can also recommend methods that fit your particular problem, rather than just an at home method.