Your starting point should always be to clean your home, starting from the bedroom, when addressing your bed bug problem. Remove all bedding and take it to the laundry to wash in hot water right away. Pest Control Company near me is an excellent resource for this. Look around every place bed bugs could hide while cleaning your house-you’ll just have to be imaginative here-it sounds stupid, but try looking for all the places you ‘d hide if you were a bed bug: cracks and crevices; nooks and crannies. Look anywhere you want! You ‘re dealing with sly, hiding-fantastic animals.
Once you have given your home a good clean, you may have found an indicator of where the most serious areas of infestation are, if you’re lucky, and you’ll be able to get a handle on just what you’re up against. For a variety of reasons, I usually do not recommend professional exterminators (cost and chemicals they use, to name two), but if the situation is really serious it may be wise to consult an expert. Before you employ one, use common sense and be sure to ask questions, especially concerning the types of chemicals they will use-you don’t want to end up with or worse, your kids or pets get sick!
To those who didn’t know, bed bugs eat at night and human blood is their favorite meal. So it comes as no surprise that the bed is the primary place, since that is where their meals are (hence their name). And once the bed bug problem is solved, it’s best to eliminate all possibilities to get bitten. It is advisable to look into buying safe mattress cover in this way. It is also recommended as an added measure that you sprinkle some diatomaceous earth (an inexpensive, natural powder) that will kill contact bed bugs as they try to get to you. It may also be an idea to isolate the bed from any adjacent furniture and other objects that could be an access point to the bed. Some people have even tried to place sticky tape around the bed to try to catch the bugs, although this approach is not one that I like to set up and is rather repetitive.
Bed bugs are experts in not being seen, but if you are lucky enough to catch them in the flesh, do your best to remove them physically in any way possible. Most people still believe they are small and can not be seen by humans, but they are rather large in adult form, about a quarter of an inch long, so they are clearly visible. The best way to physically remove them if you do see them (or their eggs) is by using a vacuum. Until vacuuming, put some diatomaceous earth in the vacuum, so that the bed bugs are killed until they are scooped up. Otherwise, when the vacuum is emptied into the garbage, they will remain alive and just exit the garbage and continue their rampage.
If you’d rather kill the bed bugs before removing them, there are a range of chemicals and pesticides that can be used, not all of which are harmful to people. In fact, there are many natural products (powders and sprays) that are highly effective in killing bed bugs and are always recommended in relation to toxics. Use these products in places that your vacuum cleaner can’t get to, such as cracks and crevices.