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Talking About Pest Control

Unwanted Guests? 4 Tips to Get Rid of Bedbugs and Keep Them Away

Carlos Douglas

If you brought bedbugs home from your last hotel stay, you're going to want to work fast to get rid of them. Once you have bedbugs in your home, they can be tough to get rid of. Here are four steps you should take to get rid of bedbugs and keep them away. 

1. Hire an Exterminator

Bedbugs are one pest that you don't want to try do-it-yourself treatments for, especially when it comes to eradicating the initial infestation. As soon as you find bedbugs in your home, you need to call the professionals. An exterminator will be able to treat your entire home and get rid of the bugs. Once the exterminator has gotten rid of the bugs, you'll need to take some steps to keep them from coming back. 

2. Eliminate Their Hiding Places

Bedbugs love to hide amidst the clutter, so you can help keep the bugs away by decluttering your home. Pay close attention to the areas around your beds, such as the corners of the rooms and the edges along the bed and furniture. Pick up papers, books, and clothing that the bugs may hide in or under. 

3. Heat Things Up

The exterminator will have killed all the bugs, but you may have eggs hiding in the carpet or bedding in your rooms. To kill any bugs that hatch after treatment, you should keep your bed linen as clean as possible. For maximum protection, you should remove your bed linen at least once a week and send through the hot cycle in your washer and dryer. It's a good idea to add a cup of bleach to each wash cycle. This will ensure that the bedbugs are killed. 

4. Vacuum Often

Because bedbugs can live in your carpeting, you should vacuum your home at least once a week. Be sure to get along the edges of your home and under the beds. Vacuuming the floors will remove live bedbugs, so you should empty the vacuum canister outdoors after each use. If your vacuum uses bags, install a new bag and discard the old bag outside after each use. If you have dogs in your home, you should also vacuum their beds and sleeping areas. 

If you've got bedbugs, you need to act fast. The tips provided above will help you get rid of the bedbugs and keep them away. For more information on how to prevent bedbug infestations, be sure to speak to an exterminator, like one from Tri-County Termite & Pest Control