Pest Nightmares: 3 Ways to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are one of the biggest nuisances that can enter your home and the longer you leave the problem, the bigger it becomes. Bed bugs are very common. Did you know that one in five households in America has bed bugs?

Fortunately, if you catch the problem quickly, there are a few ways you can get rid of bed bugs. Take a look at these tips for tackling the problem.

Signs Of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are tiny pests that can be difficult to spot so the first signs of them are unlikely to be the creatures themselves. You may notice small red bumps and bites on your body in the morning. In addition, you could see tiny bloodstains on your bedsheets.

It’s also worth looking in the seams of your bed to see if you can spot any shed skin or black droppings. 

Treating Bed Bugs

If you’ve noticed any of the above signs, it’s time to do something about it. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Identify Infected Areas

The best chance of getting rid of bed bugs is by knowing where they are. Use a torch and look through all the crevices of your bed. Start looking in the seams, at the headboard, and under the mattress.

You may also need to look in your closet, draws, any carpet in the bedroom, and any cushions you use on your bed.

  1. Vacuum 

Once you have identified the problem areas, you must contain the problem. You can do this by vacuuming your bed and mattress, carpets, furniture, and anywhere else you find signs of bed bugs. Once you have vacuumed the area, you’ll need to carefully dispose of the vacuum bag and its contents.

  1. Kill The Bugs

Depending on the severity of the infestation, it can be difficult to kill bed bugs. However, if you want to attempt to do it yourself, there are a few things you can try.

Hot/Cold- Bed bugs hate heat or cold. One of the best ways to get rid of bed bugs is to steam your mattress and furniture.

Cover mattress- A cover mattress will not only protect you from further bites but can also suffocate any remaining bed bugs on your mattress.

Bug bomb- Although bug bombs can be inconvenient to use, they are effective. Even though they work well, you may need to vacate your property for a few hours while it goes to work. Bug bombs can be highly toxic to people and pets.

Call a Professional- There may be times when you can’t get rid of the problem without professional help. Calling pest control could be your best option. You can learn more about these services online.

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

No matter what you do to get rid of bed bugs, you need to act quickly. These bugs like to breed quickly so it’s important to stop the problem in its tracks.

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