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Talking About Pest Control

Bed Bug Elimination Tips

Carlos Douglas

Bed bugs are nasty critters that can enter your home through clothing or bedding. They live in fabric and come out at night to feed, causing bites on any exposed skin. They're persistent, so you must take care and be vigilant in order to get rid of them. Here are five tips on bed bug elimination:

1. Clean your bed

The first step in eliminating bed bugs is to completely clean your bedding and mattress. Here is a checklist:

  • Wash all bedding, sheets, and pillows in hot water.
  • Use a brush to scrub the mattress seams to expose any hidden bugs or eggs.
  • Vacuum the entire mattress, focusing especially on seams and creases. Make sure to get both sides.
  • Wrap your mattress with a special plastic cover with a zipper.

2. Eliminate other hiding spots

While bed bugs like to feed on humans while they sleep, they will retreat to hiding spots other than the bed. You must treat all areas of your home and eliminate hiding spots. Here are some quick tips:

  • Vacuum the carpet and dispose of the bag in the trash immediately. Use a steam cleaner if you can to kill the bugs.
  • Eliminate clutter beside the bed. Don't keep dirty laundry near the bed.
  • Patch holes and cracks in the wall, baseboard, and electrical outlets.
  • Launder pet bedding.

3. Use physical barriers

The best way to eliminate and prevent bed bug infestations is with a physical barrier. Bed bug interceptors are a great choice for this job. Bed bug interceptors are plastic cups that slide underneath each foot of your bed. They prevent bed bugs from being able to climb onto your bed. They are also treated with a pesticide that kills bed bugs.

4. Choose the right pesticide

Not all bed bug treatments are equal. There are some bed bug pesticides on the market that are ineffective. Here are some effective bed bug treatments:

  • Diatomaceous earth. This works by drying out the bugs
  • Contact sprays. The only disadvantage is that they require repeated applications.
  • Pyrethrins or pyrethroids. Note that some bed bugs are now resistant to these treatments.

5. Contact an exterminator

If you have a bed bug infestation that you can't get rid of on your own, you need to contact a bed bug treatment exterminator or pest control company. Bed bugs are very persistent, and they can live up to a year without any food. An exterminator will fumigate your home with an effective bed bug treatment to get rid of all the bugs.

These are five ways you can eliminate a bed bug infestation from your home. If you need more information, contact your local pest control company.