A bed bug infestation can be a horrifying experience for most and if left unchecked the problem can grow manifold in a very short span of time. However it’s not impossible to get rid of these pesky bugs provided some essential steps are taken.
Identify possible hiding places:
The first step on the way to eliminate bedbugs is to identify their nesting places. It’s important to remember that they don’t just hide under beds but can be present almost anywhere in the house. It’s a good idea to check out the seams, creases and folds of mattresses,rugs, curtains, carpets and pillow covers. All pieces of furniture in the house must be thoroughly scanned and any crack present in these must be closely scrutinized. Electrical switch-plates and items like clocks, fixed line telephones and radios are also worth an inspection.
Use appropriate cleaning methods:
It helps if a bed bug infested house is cleaned everyday using the vacuum cleaning method. This is a very effective to remove these insects along with the dirt that offers them sanctuary. The vacuum bag must be disposed off in a scientific manner and if possible it should be placed in a freezer for at least 24 hours which helps to kill all bugs. Linens like bedsheets, pillowcases, curtains and blankets should be washed in very high temperature to take advantage of the fact that bedbugs cannot tolerate extreme temperatures and will certainly die when exposed to such heat.
Utilizing professional help:
In cases of houses affected by extremely high levels of bedbug infestation the sensible option is to hire pest control specialists since in such instances home grown remedies can only temporarily reduce the severity of the issue but can never eliminate it. Professional pest control agencies have specially trained people who can use their extensive experience to get to the bottom of such problems and deploy potent industrial grade chemicals not usually available in the open market against these pests.