What to Do Before Bed Bug Pest Control Comes?
If you suspect your home is infested with bed bugs, there are a few things you can do before pest control comes. For starters, it is important to remove any opened food from the kitchen or put it in sealed plastic bags. You should also empty the trash and recycle bins. Dispose of any plastic/paper shopping bags. If you can’t discard plastic grocery bags, place them in the bathtub.
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Preparation for bed bug treatment
Before you call a bed bug pest control company, prepare your home for the treatment. Remove clothing and other household items that may be hiding places for bed bugs. Mattresses and box springs should be leaned against a wall for treatment. You can also remove sleeping bags or sleeper sofas. Remove any clutter and store items in plastic bags. This will help prevent damage from the chemicals used during the treatment. Once the chemicals have dried, replace the items.
Identifying bed bugs
Identifying bed bugs is an important part of your bed bug control plan. You can look for them under mattresses, in spring boxes, and in cracks and crevices in upholstered furniture. Heavy infestations may also be found in electronics and behind wallpaper. Using a bright spotlight can help you spot them.
Preventing bed bugs from entering your home
Using traps to catch bedbugs is an effective way to prevent them from entering your home. The most important step is to keep your mattress and frame off the floor. Also, place interceptors on the mattress and frame to keep the bugs from climbing up on your bed. You can also use sticky cards to keep bugs off your bed, but it’s better to use commercial pitfall traps. Commercial traps include the BlackOut BedBug Detector and Climbup(tm)
Bed Bug Interceptor.
Preventing bed bugs from escaping
One of the first steps to controlling bed bugs is prevention. Before calling for pest control, make sure to get permission from your landlord and take steps to prevent the bugs from escaping. For example, sealing up cracks and crevices in walls, baseboards, and floors will help prevent the bugs from making their way back into your home. You can also purchase a mattress cover, which is a zippered casing that protects your mattress from bed bugs.
Preventing bed bugs from coming into contact with pesticides
Bed bug pesticides are effective in killing bedbugs, but they can also harm pets and children. You should always keep children and pets away from treated areas until the pesticides have dried and are no longer present in the room. If you have concerns about the safety of your children and pets, you should ask your pest control professional for advice.
Preventing bed bugs from getting into walls
If you have bed bugs in your home, it is essential to prevent them from entering your walls. The first step is to look for cracks and openings. Especially in rooms where furniture is used, bedbugs can easily get into the wall. Another place where they can hide is in electrical items. TVs, stereo receivers, computers, game systems, and other electronic equipment should be inspected.
Preventing bed bugs from climbing up furniture
There are several steps you can take to prevent bed bugs from climbing up your furniture. First, you must isolate the mattress. This involves pulling the bed away from the walls and other furniture. Also, remove any box spring skirting or oversized blankets from the bed. This will prevent the bugs from climbing up the legs of the furniture. In addition, you should place insect interceptors on the legs of your bed frame. These are plastic pieces coated with talcum powder that will prevent bed bugs from climbing up furniture.