Bedbugs is one of the pests that are very difficult to eliminate. Just like a safe ant termination, it is important that your house is prepared before the treatment. Bedbugs are not only a nuisance, but they can possibly put your life in danger. Bedbug bites affect each person in a different manner. It can cause a range of physical signs after like small bite marks, but it can also cause a serious allergic reaction.
Bedbug treatments are very helpful. You need to do this as soon as you see the first sign of bed bug infestation. Even though bedbugs are not considered dangerous, but how your body reacts to its bite may require medical attention. So here are some tips on how to help in quickly getting rid of these bedbugs:
Avoid Spreading These Pests
Never move your belongings to another home unless you know that they are also infested with bedbugs. You would not want to spread these pests to another home, or to your car. Once you bring them back after the treatment, you might also re-infest your home. It is wise to move just a few items and make sure that they are checked for bedbugs. You can also heat them before removing them from your home.
Wash With Hot Water
If you can, it is highly recommended to wash your sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and other bedding accessories in hot water. Your clothes that cannot be laundered and dried like your coats and jackets should be dry-cleaned. It also needs to be inspected carefully. Avoid putting your clothes in an infested area during the bed bug removal until the treatment process is complete and all bed bugs have been successfully eliminated.
Heat Them Up!
You can also place them in a dryer after washing and set it on the highest setting, just enough not to damage these items. Make sure you dry them thoroughly. Place them inside a trash bag and keep them safe and separated from your other items that might be infested with bedbugs. All of your curtains, towels, and even your stuffed animals should also be placed in a dryer set at the highest setting for at least 30 minutes. Double bag them after drying up.
Inspect Items That Cannot Be Washed
Your books, gadgets, electronics, toys, picture frames, and everything else that you cannot wash should be carefully inspected. Once bedbug free and you still need to use insecticides, place the children’s toys in a safe plastic bag or storage bins. However, if heat will be used, the pest control company would need these exposed to heat treatment.
Vacuum And Wash The Floors
In order to prevent these bed bugs from escaping, it is best to place the vacuum bag into a secure plastic bag before you dispose of it. Also, vacuum your mattress and your box spring to remove any dead or live bedbugs. Also vacuum the couches, recliners, your chairs before the treatment.
Remember that a cluttered home is very difficult to inspect. It would be more difficult to treat also because these bedbugs are not easy to locate especially when they are deep in their hiding places. If you do not need some of these items, throw them away! Make sure that all of your items and every area of the house is treated.