Bedbugs can be a nuisance, to say the least. They are too small to identify quickly, they usually only bite during the night when people are sleeping, and they can live for a long time without feeding. That said, getting rid of them is not some impossible task. While some instances may require professional cleaning services, there are plenty of things you can do at home after you wake up with a handful of itchy bedbug bites. Take a look below for just some of the most effective solutions.
Use Extreme Temperature
Bedbugs do not respond well to extreme temperature, which is convenient for homeowners with a clothes dryer and/or freezer. The most effective way to rid clothes and other materials of bedbugs is to wash them in hot water and them dry them in a dryer on the highest heat setting. Conversely, you can also throw your clothes (or even clean sheets) in a big freezer that is set to zero degrees Fahrenheit. Leave them in for a week, and you will most likely see your bedbug problem disappear. Even so, bedbugs are known to survive even these methods, so additional action might be necessary.
Buy a Mattress Cover
If you suspect that your mattress is infested with bedbugs, then one thing that will probably help is a tightly sealed mattress cover. This is more of a long-term solution, because bedbugs can live dormant for over a year without actively feeding. But if you don't mind having your mattress covered for that period of time, then you will likely find that your bedbug problem is either completely gone or dramatically reduced. Just remember to purchase a cover that is not breathable, as bedbugs will find a way to sneak through otherwise.
Another simple but effective treatment method is to vacuum the entire room with a shop vacuum. You will want to focus not just on the bed, but also on the bed frame, the headboard, and any other pieces of furniture that are present. For example, dressers - and especially dresser drawers - are prime hideouts for bedbugs. Baseboards are places that often need extra attention as well. Once you're convinced that the area has been thoroughly cleaned, go over the mattress with a stiff brush, and then vacuum one more time. Be sure to seal the contents of the vacuum in a plastic bag, and then throw them away immediately.
If after you try the above suggestions and you still have bedbugs, call a professional company like Arab Termite and Pest Control to help exterminate them.
21 November 2017
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