How Pest Control Gets Rid of Bed Bugs
If you suspect that you have bed bugs, it is imperative that you seek out professional help. You may need to spend several visits to a pest control service to have your room treated. While some people might be able to treat the problem on their own, it is always better to leave the work to a professional. Professionals have specialized equipment and stronger pesticides, which can be used to get rid of bed bugs.
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There are two types of pesticides you can use to remove bed bugs. One type involves using sprays. Another method uses fumes or heat. These methods can be very effective. However, there are some chemicals that are very toxic to humans, so it is important to be careful. It is also necessary to follow the instructions on the label carefully.
In order to reduce the spread of bed bugs, you should vacuum all of the areas where you have suspected bedbugs. Vacuuming will not kill bed bugs, but it will remove the eggs. To prevent the bed bugs from escaping the vacuum, you can purchase an insect interceptor. The insect interceptor is made of plastic coated with talcum powder. A bed bug interceptor can be placed under your nightstands.
Bedbugs are insects that live in and around mattresses and box springs. Adults are dark brown to black with rounded abdomens. They are about the size of apple seeds. Nymphs are translucent and smaller. They are found in cracks in headboards and box springs.
After cleaning, you should remove all bedbugs from your bed and linen. Wash your linen in hot water. Dry your linen at a high temperature for at least 30 minutes. Use a double plastic bag to hold your items. Be sure to place your items in the bag before you take them into the dryer.
When you are done, seal all the openings. Try to treat the entire room. If you cannot treat the entire room, you should at least treat one area at a time. Some insecticides are available in hardware stores and online.
You should also check your personal items. Any object that has small nooks or crevices can serve as a hiding spot for bedbugs. Items such as clothing, shoes, and bags should be carefully inspected.
Before you begin treating, you should isolate your bed from the rest of the house. This includes pulling the bed away from walls and furniture, if possible. Also, keep your windows and doors closed.
If you have used insecticides, you need to wear gloves when handling them. You should also use a mask while you are doing a spot treatment. Make sure you read the label before applying any pesticides. Many products are not safe to use indoors.
To prevent bedbugs from spreading to other rooms, you should consider sealing all cracks in the furniture and the walls. Alternatively, you could use a large storage bin as a kill chamber. Seal it with duct tape.