One of the most significant miseries to encounter over the night is sleeping on a bed infested with bedbugs. This is small biting animals that feed on your blood, and they are so irritating. If you need to sleep comfortably every day, then you must take responsibility and make sure your home is free from bedbugs. To begin with, you have to lay out a strategy to control and get rid of all the bedbugs and destroy their breeding places.
Here are some of the measures you need to employ when getting rid of bedbugs
Get rid of all the clutter
Widespread clutter around the house provide hiding and breeding places for bedbugs to hide during the day; they do not like the light. Remove all the unwanted items no longer in use like worn out clothes, beddings and even disposed of electronics, if possible, burn all these items because they may spread the bugs.
Dismantle Bed Frames:
Bedbugs like hiding along the small spaces on your bed frames, you should dismantle the frames while cleaning to eliminate the hiding bugs. After a thorough cleaning, you need to spay the frames with the strongest aerosols and insecticides specified for bedbugs to kill the eggs waiting to hatch. Note that you should consult for the current and strongest insecticide at the market as nowadays these bugs are becoming resistant to the common pesticides. You may also use Encasements for your mattresses if they are infested as they will prohibit the bugs from entering.
Wash The Infested Garments
If the bugs have infested your garments, you can not treat them with pesticides; you only need to clean them with the appropriate detergents using hot water at around 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This kills all the bugs plus the eggs too.
If possible, remove all the drawers as the bugs like hiding in such places. Perform a thorough inspection killing the bugs manually while cleaning the drawers. Ensure you spray the edges to kill the hiding bugs before returning the drawers to their positions.
Cleaning the entire Area Helps
When cleaning your rooms, use a stiff brush to scrub all the places to kill the hiding bugs and dislodging the eggs. Vacuum the corners and all the edges of your furniture not forgetting the walls too. You need to use the vacuum because the bedbugs cling tightly to the surfaces. Vacuum may help to remove the particles and clinging bugs. The vacuum also helps to avoid transfer of bugs to other places when cleaning unlike when you are using bristle attachment because the bugs cling to the bristles and this may result in the transfer of bugs. Ensure you dispose of the bags safely in the outdoor trashcans without opening them so that the trapped bugs do not come out.
The place you should be keen on checking the presence of the bedbugs are the places where darkness prevails, places offering hiding places and the places that offer isolation. Thoroughly check the joints of your furniture walls and edges too, if you don't locate the bugs themselves, follow the lead of fecal material they leave behind. Thier eggs can be spotted too by identifying white like particles residing in dark places.
After identifying these places, use Aerosol pesticides and ensure you reach the most inner places allowing the pesticide to reach the bugs and kill them all.
Spraying Insecticides or Aerosols
While spraying, make sure you reach the baseboards of the bed, the inside parts of the drawers and cabinets. You should also spray the inside of your closets, door frames, and their edges. The use of pesticides has been proven as the effective method because if applied properly, then the method proofs to be a 100% effective.
Also, spray along the windows, the molding top and bottom to eliminate any traces of these blood-sucking pests. Any crack or even tiniest spot is enough to hide an adult bedbug. So doing your cleaning, you should not ignore any place or even the edges.
You should not forget the long dressers touching the floor as they may attract the bugs too, below the chairs, beds and beneath any item in that room.
After spraying your home with aerosols, the first time may not entirely eradicate the bugs; you have to repeat the residual sprays after every two weeks after the first treatment with desired sprays which have proven to work effectively. Another application of the spray may follow after two weeks adding to a total of three times. Repeating the treatment severally on a scheduled time ensures that even the most hiding bugs are reached and killed. This also ensures that all the laid eggs are destroyed and do not hatch into new bugs which may lead to pesticide-resistant breed. If you decide to use the alternative powders, then you won't need to reapply because the powders are efficient for quite along time as long as they remain dry and undisturbed.
Using Hot Water
Another effective method of killing the bedbugs is by pouring hot water onto the furniture while you have removed the cover garments, the water should be hot more than 100 degrees Celsius, this ensures those bugs hiding inside the edges that cannot be visible are killed, and their eggs destroyed too. You can find a handheld steamers to reach the crevices and cracks.
Other substances may help in the fight against bedbugs infestation. Using substances like boric acid and diatomaceous earth damages the outer skin of the bedbugs and eventually killing them slowly through drying their skin. Put these powders and crevices too on the cracks and edges to reach the hiding bugs.
Hiring professional Pest Controllers
If you realize the bugs are becoming resistant to your mechanism, then you can hire the services of professionals to avoid more damages. The advantages of hiring the professionals are that they have all the equipment necessary for bugs control. If one method fails, then they will find another method and ensure they eradicate entirely bugs presence from your home.
Getting rid of bedbugs is one the greatest achievement in your home, no more sleepless nights, These bedbugs irritate so much and causes red spots on your skin wherever they bite, their bite itchy and painful in that no matter how much you try, you can't afford to persevere. Observe the above measures of preventing the bedbug infestation and if your home is already infested, then follow the above guidelines for getting rid of bedbugs for a safe home and comfortable sleep.</div>