You must have heard the term “debugging”.
Belonging to the class of insects, these tiny creatures have tough fore wings and usually three pairs of legs.
While reading this if you are visualizing a cockroach, your mind is making the right image for you.
Yes, you heard it right, when we say the word “bed bug”, it does not connote to a new class of insects.
These are the same creatures you might have grown up with.
Though 5 millimeters in size or so, these bed bugs make life miserable if they not eliminated completely.#Bedbug 5 millimeters in size and these bed bugs make life #miserable Click To Tweet
The situation becomes alarming because of their quick reproduction, so when treating bed bugs, one should make sure that all their eggs are also destroyed.
Elimination of these tiny creatures is a tough task. This is the reason most people prefer to choose professional bed bugs control service.
However, in this step by step guide, we are going to show you how you can combat these tiny creatures on your own.
Patience is the key to perform all the procedures successfully. If the infestation is large, you may have a tough time removing them from your home,
if you are patient enough to take some time out and put your effort wholeheartedly, you are going to make it.
Give this guide a thorough read to make your home is clean of these harmful creatures once for all.
Step By Step Guide
Step 1: Find the Infested Area
First, you have to locate the area where these bugs are hiding in your house. Because this is the site where they lay eggs and reproduce, if it remains hidden, there would be no use of killing the young insects at visibility.
Hiring a professional service makes inspection easy as they have various inspection tools and animals with them. But when you decide to do it all on your own, make sure that the search is thorough and no corner of the house is left unchecked.
Look for these pests in places like cracks, bed frame, furniture joints, underneath wall paintings, between couch cushions, in the seam, and in baseboards. There is going to be a lot of mess during the inspection, but you should leave nothing upturned fearing this mess.
Inspect carefully all the areas and you will be able to locate their infestation somehow.Find the Infested Area #Bedbug #Tips #GetRidOf Click To Tweet
Step 2: Prepare the Attack
Before you actually attack and kill them, make all the preparations. Cleaning your bed sheets, covers, and blankets in a hot water tub will kill the bugs present in those items.
And for other items like stuff toys, cleaning with a vacuum is recommended.
seal them in a plastic bag at least for a few days.
If your bedroom is affected, make sure that you vacuum and remove the clutter from everything that might contain the pest infestation.
Even, it would be advisable to remove your clothing from the dresser and clean it thoroughly.
Once you are done with the vacuuming of the affected bedroom, throw away the vacuum bag immediately.Cleaning with a vacuum #bedbug Click To Tweet
Step 3: Time to Attack
It would be better to kill them without chemicals. Increasing or decreasing temperature can be effective in this regard.
You can either increase temperature up to 46 degrees Celsius or make it less than 0 degrees.
First try killing them this way, if not successful, time to use chemicals.
There a number of insecticides available in the market, however, before purchasing any chemical make sure that it is for bed bugs.
Also, the chemical you are going to use in your home should be EPA registered as it is important for your health and safety.
You can easily clear the whole clutter from your house by using any of these products. Still, you need to be cautious in the use because if used incorrectly, these products can be lethal for humans.Use #chemicals of kill #Bedbug Click To Tweet
Step 4: Handling the Affected Furniture
Once you are done with the pest treatment and everything affected is removed from the room, it is time to take steps that completely check the spreading of the bugs to another room.
if your furniture cannot be recovered, discard it instead of selling to someone else.
All the other items of the room should be sealed in a plastic bag and left untouched for a few weeks until you are sure of complete bug removal from them. To avoid human contact with these items, you can mark “bed bugs” on them.
Step 5: Follow Up Time
Getting rid of bed bugs for a lifetime is not an easy task especially in an area that is severely infested. Just when you think that it is over, they start bothering again.
So, it is better to follow up every seven days after the initial treatment.
In follow up, you can just remove all the covers and vacuum everything in the room.
Bed bugs are hard to treat and to keep their infestation in check, do not forget to have a detailed inspection of your room every seven days.
It will help you in dealing with all the remaining eggs and as they say, prevention is better than cure.
So, kill even their chances of coming into existence with daily cleaning.