Total destruction of irritating & bothersome bedbugs is depends on timing. Good cleaning and pest control professionals can help you very much regarding this. Bedbugs are small corroded-red colored insects, pull out small amounts of blood from humans or animals, and cause itchy welts that are alike to mosquito bites. Read and learn more about How to get Rid Of Bed Bug Bites fast and effectively.
How To Get Rid of Bed Bug Bites?
At first we will explain here how to get rid of bedbugs with the help of pest control professional and then DIY (Do it yourself) method. Regardless of whatever method you apply, you’ll need several things and all of the things may not be available in your home. But I furnish here amazon search box to make available whatever you need.
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Get Rid Of Bed Bugs With Pest Control Professional
To get release from the anxiety of bedbugs bite you can hire a pest control professional. It’s more safe and keep you relax. Also you’ll get service guarantee for bedbug removal. The only thing is you have to spend money for this service. And also you’ll need the following things:
Flashlight, Magnifying glass, Re-salable plastic bags, Plastic containers, Plastic trash bags, And Waterproof zippered mattress covers.
Other things like Cornstarch, Vacuum cleaner, Chalk, & Sealant gun you need and may be provided by the pest control professional.
01. Search the surrounding area
Search surroundings of sleeping area to find bedbugs, blood stains and small-white eggs. Look for bugs that are chocolate or rusty-red colored, and in size of an apple/poppy seed.
Check mattress seams, sheets, pillowcases, fractures in furniture & fittings, baseboards of walls etc. with a flashlight and magnifying glass if necessary.
#2. Keep note of all places
Keep a note of all the places you find indication of bedbugs. Inform your Pest control providers, landlord or property Owner or Manager about the bedbug infestation, and show them your written records and symptoms of bedbugs.
#3. Find a certified pest control professional
Find a certified pest control professional through professional associations, directories or from any other sources.
You can find any reputed pest control professional near to you. If you don’t have contact information of pest control professional, then I can help you to find several pest control professional service in amazon. Choose any one from there, and all of them are certified.
#4. Ask prospective pest control professionals for their training approach to controlling bedbugs
Reputed pest control professionals will train you on how to prevent bedbugs. They’ll inspect your property before giving you a price quotation, provide you a written assessment reports. They have business license to provide plan of actions and training. We prefer to recommend a Non-chemical and low-toxic pesticides for controlling bedbugs.
#5. Make an agreement
After inspection of pest control professional, make an agreement on a service plan, and ask them to use the slightest-toxic pesticide.
Check with them if they cover all the infested areas you noted for bedbug infestation. Also ask them when it’s safe to re-enter your home.
#6. Open doors, windows & fans
Open doors, windows, run all exhaust and ceiling fans after pest control professional tells you that it’s safe to re-enter your home. Fans will blow out all smell and chemicals from your house.
Tips & Warnings:
Never donate or re-sell infested furniture until be assured all bed bugs are removed. While you throw out any item, label the trash bags with “infected with bedbugs.” Mark it or cut holes in discarded furniture, so that no one can use them. Usually Pest control professionals will visit for two treatments, and also follow-up visits to confirm the bedbugs are totally vanished.
Do It Yourself: How to Get rid of Bedbugs Without Pest Control Professional!
For this method you’ll need following things:
- Magnifying glass
- Re-salable plastic bags
- Plastic containers
- Plastic trash bags
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- Vacuum cleaner
- Waterproof, zippered mattress covers
- Sealant gun
#1. Remove all clutter
Seal the clutter in re-sealable plastic bags/containers and remove all clutter from your home. Put the re-sealable plastic bags/containers in a freezer for at least 60 days to kill bedbug eggs.
Alternatively you can kill them by overheat in a dryer running several times or keep in hot and bright sun few hours.
#2. Wash clothing
Place all curtains, bed covers, rugs, clothes and stuffed animals in washing machine.
Wash all these items in above 140 degrees hot water, and then dry them above 175 degrees in a clothe dryer.
You can use a heavy duty or portable washing machine with recommended temperature. If you don’t have one or want to replace the old one, search above: Haier brand: Model HLP21N Pulsator.
#3. Dryer Cleaner for non-washable items
Take all non-washable items to the dry cleaner and inform the Cleaner that the items are infected with bedbugs. Sometimes they may be disagree to clean bedbug infested items. If they agree then give them. A chemical Perchloroethylene is used in dry-cleaner, that will kill bedbugs and their eggs.
#4. Keep cleaned items in plastic bags
Keep all cleaned items in a plastic bags until you eliminate all bedbugs from your home. This will prevent re-infestation.
#5. Use cornstarch
Put 1/4 cup of cornstarch in the bag or container of the vacuum cleaner.
Then Clean all the bed frames, furniture & fixtures, floor, carpet, cracks and holes with Vacuum cleaner. Seal or tie tightly all the contents of Vacuum cleaner and burn or freeze them.
#6. Immerse filter in hot water
Immerse the filter in hot, bubbly water for 10 minutes before air-dry. Purify the vacuum cleaner hoses in hot water and seal it in a plastic re-salable bag while not using.
#7. Bedbug proof cover
Put watertight covers labeled “bedbug proof” at least one year on mattresses and box springs. Keep your bed away from all walls and furniture.
#8. Repair loose fittings
Repair loose-fitting wallpapers if any and tighten light switch covers. Flow hot air on cracks and crevices using hair dryer for at least 1 minute.
If you don’t have one, buy it from any departmental store near to you. Also you can buy it online from amazon or ebay. Search above MHD brand, Professional & Salon Quanlity.
Tips & Warnings
Same as 1st method stated above.
Sources of Information:
- How to Kill Bed Bugs for Good – Bed Bugs Removal Guide
- Insecticides/Treatments – Bed Bugs
- University of Kentucky: Bed Bugs
- University of California: Bed Bugs
- Photo: Google Images – unrestricted
- The Ohio Department of Aging.
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
- United States Environmental Protection Agency.
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