Bedbugs are bloodsucking parasites that after invading our homes, spread very quickly and attach themselves to crevices, mattresses, wooden items and fabrics. Bedbug infestation is extremely difficult to fight and it requires persistent and vigilant surveillance. Bedbug bites sting causing pain and sleepless nights.
All hope is not lost though!
If you find any trace or evidence that you have bed bugs, then there are definitely things you can do by yourself to get rid of them before spending hundreds of dollars on a professional extermination service. So before you get to that step, try the tips listed below.
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To exterminate Bedbugs follow the steps mentioned below:
1. Careful inspection of household items
Bedbugs are not just found in the bed, they are spread across the entire home. Notice all crevices and holes first. Then inspect wooden drawers, doors and if you find any signs of eggs or bugs make sure not to touch.
2. Use Steam
Steam is known to be an effective eliminator of bedbugs. Wash your mattresses and anything that the bugs are latched on to in extreme hot water and steam of high degrees. Dry in extreme temperatures. You can even get the items washed by drycleaners. Use steam spraying device from a hardware store nearby and spray exactly on the bugs and nests.
3. Discard infested items
Sometimes the infestation in certain materials such as mattresses is so high that discarding is the only option.
4. Vacuuming –
A thorough vacuuming is necessary to remove bugs from carpets, sofas and any furniture in the house.
In the event that the top 4 tips does not fully eliminate your problem, apply an insecticides in bug infested areas. However, you should take great care to ensure you do not contaminate your entire house with these aerosols.
6. Close cracks and crevices
This method is more like arresting the problem where it emerges. All you have to do is trap the bugs in their hiding places to starve them to death. You may also consider burning and killing them to stop their spreading.
7. Pest control agencies
If you are not successful, hire professional pest controllers and give them complete access to eliminate the bugs.
8. Apply silica
Purchase silica gel and apply every spot necessary to get the bugs to stick and become immobile. Keep it that way for 5 weeks.
Try out these methods and in about three to four months, your premises should be bug free. Prevention is a measure you should take in the future to be clear of Bedbugs. Keeping your home clean at all times will dismiss most of the problem.