Sleeping is a very important part of your daily routine. It’s the time you recuperate the energy that you used up during the day.
Lately, have you noticed small blood stains on your sheets? You may not know it, but you might be sharing your mattress with small bloodsucking bedbugs.
Do you know how to defend your peaceful haven of mattress and pillows from these troops of bed bugs?
Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Say goodbye to your bed rival once and for all with these pest control tips for bug infested beds.
- Thoroughly Clean Linens and Curtains
Sterilizing through heat is a sure way to kill these pesky bed bugs. Make sure to wash the items in hot water and dry them in the warmest possible dryer setting.
Even the curtains must be cleaned because the bed is not the only affected item in the room. These tiny bloodsuckers can also breed in various pieces, such as curtains and carpets.
- Fill in Structural Gaps
You might be surprised that these bugs can breed even inside the cracks of the walls. Take the time to fill in these cracks to limit their breeding ground.
Make sure to also glue in loose wallpapers because those areas can also serve as breeding grounds for these pests.
- Encasing the Mattress
Utilizing this method can be a form of prevention and solution.
Even before an infestation happens, dressing your bed within an encasing can prevent future concerns with pest control.
If you decide to keep your bed, even with an infestation, encasing the mattress for at least a year will provide enough time for the bugs to starve to death.
- Throwing Away the Bed
This tip should only be done if you, as the owner, feel that it’s already time to say goodbye to your beloved bed.
In terms of bed bug elimination, this can effectively dispose of a great number of their population.
Even with just disposing of a bed, proper methods must be taken in order to prevent further distribution of bugs around the house.
Your bed is a big piece of item that is sure to hit the walls while being dragged around the house for disposal. To limit the infestation to that room only, the bed must be sealed tightly within an encasing.
Once your bed is outside, your neighbors are then also at risk of bed bug infestation. To make sure you won’t cause any inconvenience to your neighbor, schedule your bed removal operation on the same day as the trash collection in your area. Do take time to mark or label the bed. In case some passerby takes an interest in it, they will know of its condition.
- Vacuum Sucking the Crawlers
Vacuuming is an efficient way of removing the bugs, specifically those on the surface.
Do take note that a canister type of vacuum is advised, especially those with a hose. Remember to avoid the type of vacuum with brushes or bristles because they can serve as breeding grounds.
Whatever vacuum you utilize for the clearing of bed bugs must only be used for that sole purpose. Vacuuming merely eliminates those pesky bugs, but not kill them. Other areas of the house will then be exposed to the bugs if the same vacuum will be used. After vacuuming affected areas, make sure to immediately seal and discard the contents of the vacuum.
- Steaming the Infested Items
An effective way to kill bed bugs, whatever stage they are currently in, is steaming in high temperature.
Do take note that steaming with insufficient heat will be useless.
Exercise caution when dealing with high-temperature mist, and use back and forth motion to avoid burning the material.
Unknown to most people, a bedbug infestation is not exclusive to beds. Carpets, curtains, and even cracks in the walls can be breeding grounds for these pests.
Different methods of pest control such as vacuuming, steaming, and even encasing the mattress can be done.
You may be having your pest problems, but as a responsible neighbor, you should also prevent the infestation from reaching your neighbors.