Bed bugs are notorious for being hard to get rid of. They feed at night, when you feel safe and comfortable in your sleep, so you often won’t see them during the day. They hide in mattresses, furniture, and even on wall cracks. They may survive months without feeding. Perhaps the only good news related to bed bugs is that they do not carry any illness. But does that mean you should live with them? Reclaim your house from this pesky pest by doing the following:
1. Wash Beddings on High Heat
Heat bed bug treatment is popular because it works. High heat may get rid of bed bugs at any life stage, which means regular washing of your beddings is the first line of defense against an infestation. Do this regularly, for a minimum of 30 minutes, to lower the risk of developing a widespread problem. However, as these pests may migrate to other rooms, treatment done by pest control companies is still recommended.
2. Clean Suitcases and Laundry Bags from Travel
You may have kept bed bugs out of your home for years, but during your vacation, you had the misfortune of unknowingly picking them up from your hotel room. The suitcases you took on that travel served as a carrier and even the laundry bags you used to keep dirty clothes could be hiding something. As soon as you get home, clean suitcases and throw away laundry bags to minimize the risk. Seal off in plastic anything that could carry bed bugs to avoid migration.
Your bed, mattress, furniture, and even walls can do with a thorough vacuuming from time to time. This gets rid of the pest, but don’t make the mistake of emptying out the bag inside the house. Take them outside and empty them onto a separate bin, which you will then seal off and throw away. Vacuuming paired with improper disposal of the bags may mean introducing bed bugs to a different part of the house. Your pest problem may seem like it’s impossible to solve, but if you keep the house clean and target areas known to be hotspots for bed bugs, you can get rid of them.