A Step By Step Guide For Eliminating Bed Bugs

July 16, 2019

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One of the issues we never think we are going to face is bed bugs in the house. The idea of bed bugs in our homes seems almost like a fantasy and many of us simply haven’t come across this issue in our lives before. 
If you do suddenly suffer from a bed bug issue this year, there are several steps you will want to take to get rid of them and prevent them from returning. 

Identify all infested areas
When you notice bed bugs in your home you need to make sure that you can get rid of them before they reproduce. This is something which can be a big task but it is one which is important for you to do. Make sure to identify all of the areas where bed bugs are living and this will allow you to target them from all angles and get rid of them swiftly. Bed bugs have small thin bodies so they can get into small spaces. This means make sure to check places such as cracks in the frame, tags of the mattress, furniture joints and loose wallpaper.

Contain them 
Once you have identified bed bugs in the home it is time to contain the infestation and get rid of them once and for all. To stop them spreading to other parts of the home it is important to remove as many as you can to stop them reproducing and you can do this with a vacuum. Use your vacuum to suck them up and get rid of them right away. When you have done this place your vacuum bag in the dryer for 30 minutes on high heat to kill them, or if you have a plastic container head outside and use a pressure washer.

Get ready to treat the home
Treating the home of bed bugs is like treating your pet with fleas. This needs to be something you do very carefully to get the most successful results and you have to prep the home first. Before you start to treat the home you need to seal up any bed bug hiding places, throw out or wash your linens, and never spread furniture from the infested room to a clean one because this could spread the issue. 

Eliminate them
Before using chemicals, a good way to get rid of bed bugs is to use high heat or intense cold. You can try washing your bedding and clothes in hot water for 30 minutes and then dry them on a high heat for 30 minutes and this will make a big difference. You can also put infested items in a bag and place them outside on a sunny day. 

Get the pros 
If you cannot seem to get rid of bed bugs yourself, you can hire a Bed Bug Exterminator to help you with the problem. Sometimes you could have missed a hiding spot or perhaps the non chemical treatment just isn’t working and someone will need to come in and do it for you. 

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