It doesn’t take a filthy mess to make a good home for bed bugs; as a matter of fact the only thing that bed bugs need to survive in this world is a human and a reasonable place to hide. You can pick up bed bugs anywhere as well, including while you’re traveling. Aside from checking poorly visible locations for the presence of bed bugs, you must also prevent the inflow of reinforcements that may ride in on pretty much anything that enters your dwelling. The best ways to get rid of bed bugs generally consist of something that will kill them instantly and something that will kill any stragglers.
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
My own daughter brought home bed bugs when she spent the night at her friend’s house. We had a ton of bed bug bites before we knew it. We obviously had no idea that our daughter’s friend’s house was infested.
Compared to hiring professional pest experts to solve serious infestations, preventing very troubling bed bugs from ever entering your house is much more practical and much more beneficial.
Many people who have already been victimized by bed bugs claim that only the expertise and technologies of expert pest exterminators were able to completely solve their bed bug problems. Expert bed bug exterminators are truly very capable of ending a bed bug infestation; however, it can be pretty expensive to employ their services, especially since you can actually solve the problem yourself.
If you don’t mind spending the money, then just make sure that you get references from any professional and also get a guarantee that they’ll keep coming back until your problem is totally solved. If you believe, like me, that you can cleanse your own home yourself, then you just need to apply all of the following steps:
- Perform repeated thorough cleaning of potential bed bug havens. Although thorough cleaning won’t end your bed bug problems, it will greatly enhance the effectiveness of other treatments for the unwanted pests. Although vacuum cleaning helps, you must make sure that it won’t compromise other preventive measures like diatomaceous earth.
- Wash all clothes thoroughly. Just like the previous advice, this won’t be able to totally free one’s residence from bed bugs; however, it will ensure that certain items are completely spared from bug invasion. Don’t ever put washed clothes back with unwashed clothes, however, as that will defeat the whole point.
- Combine dry steaming with diatomaceous earth. Dry Steaming is a must, since it’s the only way to kill bed bugs and their eggs in all of the places they can hide. Sprays and/or diatomaceous earth will help greatly, since they kill any bed bugs not destroyed by the dry steaming. Sprays are OK, but they tend to dry fast and often need to be reapplied several times a week.
Before things get out of control, you need to implement the three suggestions above whenever you have verified that your home is actually infested. It will only take about a month for the pesky bed bugs to dramatically increase their invading army through reproduction. Don’t wait for your problem to get worse, as that will only make it harder to get rid of and make your life more miserable.