Dealing with Bedbugs

Bedbugs and mosquitoes are your main culprits if you aren’t able to have a good nights sleep for days. While it is easier to repel and protect yourself from mosquitoes, it is very difficult to get rid of a bed bug menace. In most cases, bedbugs should be taken care of by the professionals. If you don’t want to spend money on multiple visits by a pest control, you could try dealing with them via these methods.

Squishing them

The most go to and common method to killing bedbugs would be to find and kill them by hand. While it certainly won’t be enough to completely eradicate them, it does help. The most effective way of going about killing them by hand is to use an old credit card and run it on the corners and the side of your mattress. This will drive them out and you can kill them. Similarly, placing the sticky end of tape around the mattress as you attempt to drive them into the open will trap them. This makes it easier to kill them before they scurry away.

After hunting for bedbugs, it is advisable that you use hot soapy water to wash off any stains, blood, residue, eggs and feces left by the bed bugs.

Vacuum

PCR Bedbugs Vacuum

An effective method of quickly getting rid of most bedbugs and bedbug eggs. Using your vacuum cleaner to suck up all the bed bugs saves more time than hunting and killing them. And as a bonus you can also suck up all the hidden eggs in unreachable areas. Be sure to dispose the bag immediately as they could crawl up to other areas of your home. Areas that you need to vacuum when you’re suffering from a bed bug infestation are the baseboards, electronic appliances like your television and stereos and other appliance they can seek refuge in. The most common dwelling areas of bedbugs are your beds (obviously), couches, bedframes and your dressers.

If you own a canister variant of vacuum cleaners, make sure to empty the contents into a plastic bag, seal the bag and throw it away. Make sure to kill all the remaining bedbugs in your vacuum cleaner as well. While it is a good tool to collect bedbugs, they can still use the vacuum cleaner as home as well.

During the process of squishing or using your vacuum cleaner, make sure to dismantle your bed frame. Bed frames are known to be the major hotspots where bedbugs dwell. You can eliminate most of the bedbug populus invading your home by clearing out your bed frame.

Laundering

PCR Bedbugs Laundering

Another method to getting rid of your bedbug infestation is by treating all infected material via a washing machine or dryer. Collect all your linen and dirty clothes and seal them in plastic bags. This is to prevent bed bugs from spreading to your other clothes and parts of your home. In terms of setting up your washer or dryer for eradicating the bedbugs, you will need to put it at the highest temperature that your fabrics can withstand in terms of washing or drying. If you have dirty clothes or apparel that cannot be washed like leather, you need to put it for drying for a maximum of 30 minutes at the highest temperature the apparel can withstand.

This method is highly effective when your bedbug infestation is nascent and concentrated to your clothes and apparel alone.

Freezing Bedbugs

An effective but long method, freezing is one of your options in order to get rid of bedbugs. The method is to take the clothing that is infected by bedbugs and place them in your freezer for four days. The cold temperatures of your freezer will freeze out your bed bugs and also kill the bedbug eggs. Keep in mind that only specific fabrics can handle the freezing process.

Mattress Covers

PCR bedbugs Covers

You could invest in mattress covers to kill off all the bedbugs hiding on your mattress. The way this method works is, you wrap the cover over the mattress. Doing so will protect you from the bedbugs. Without nutrition (blood) these bedbugs will all die in the span of two weeks. The mattress covers will also prevent them from escaping to other places of your home.

When purchasing the mattress covers, look for the ones that are specifically marked for getting rid of bedbugs. Once the two week period is done, you can remove the covers and have your mattress washed.

Insecticide

This is the most effective method to get rid of bedbugs. It is highly not recommended to try using insecticides on your own in your home. They are very powerful chemicals and could cause respiratory problems to even death if improperly used. While basic pest control sprays are okay to use, do not attempt to use anything more powerful.

It is recommended that you leave the use of insecticides in your home to the professionals. Calling in the professionals is the most effective, they will spray the necessary amount of insecticide all over your home to get rid off your bedbug infestation. You most likely will have to vacate your home for a few hours after the insecticide is applied. This is because the gases are dangerous to humans as well.

Spraying of insecticides can almost guarantee good riddance of your bedbug infestation. If there are survivors after a session of insecticide spraying, you can always go for another session in order to get rid of the bedbug stragglers.

Now getting professionals to implement spraying insecticide is more cost heavy in comparison to the other do it yourself solutions mentioned in this article. So you need to make sure you’re getting the bang for your buck. But how can you tell a good and worthy pest control agency from the bad?

How do you know that the job by the pest control agency is good enough? Well why not have that answered by actual users of the pest control? Yes, that is all possible only on www.pestcontrolroom.com! Here you can read reviews on the top pest control agencies in the United States, alongside their prices/features and a rating from 1 to 5.

Not only that, once you’re convinced in your choice from the list of pest control agencies, you can simply enough ask for a quote and begin communicating with the pest control agency. After that, you will be one step closer to a bedbug free home.

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