Bed bugs are brownish-black, oval insects that are very tiny. They live on human blood and can infest various areas of a home.Once they begin to breed at a rapid pace, you will not be able to control the areas that they spread to. We at Bug Free Pest Control are a leading company in this industry and offer a wide range of pest control services to residential and commercial clients.
If you have a bed bug infestation, you can call us, and our team will address the issue efficiently for you. While we are always here to help with all your pest control requirements, we also like to keep our clients informed about some simple ways in which they can try to keep pests away from their home.
Steps To Rid Your Home Of Bed Bugs
If you have bed bugs in your home, there are some ways in which you can get rid of them:
1. De-Clutter Your Home
This is one of the first things you should focus on. Remove all items such as blankets, soft toys, stuffed animals, electronics and more. The things that you do not need in your room permanently should be removed. Also, make sure that you are not placing these in another room as the infestation can spread to those areas as well. It is best to bag all of these items in zip lock bags. Launder infested linens and garments.
Clean the entire area
You should also scrub all the infested surfaces using a stiff brush as this will help to dislodge the eggs. Make sure that you vacuum the entire room in a detailed way. Clean all the crevices and cracks while vacuuming baseboards, walls and furniture. It is also essential to vacuum bed buttons, tufts, bedding edges as well as footboards, headboards, rails, bed stands and more. If you have carpets in the room, vacuum along the edges of those as well. Do not miss out the length of the tack strips.
2. Dismantle Bed Frames and Larger Furniture
When you dismantle bulky furniture, it helps to expose the hiding sites of bed bugs. You must be able to access these areas when you are cleaning. If you have a box spring, you need to stand that up and examine the entire gauze fabric using a flashlight. If you notice that the fabric is torn, it could be a potential hiding space for these bugs.
Remove the entire fabric and inspect the springs. If the box springs and the mattress are infested, use a casement for the whole of the mattress. Once the mattress is protected, bed bugs cant exit or enter. Whenever you are using encasements, you need not treat the box springs or mattresses and it and keep it on for up to a year.
3. Remove All the Dresser Drawers
Most people do not realise that bed bugs can also find their way into the dresses and desk that may be placed next to the infested mattress for bed. These become very convenient hiding spots for the tiny pests. Turn all the furniture over and inspect and clean all potential hiding spots. Make sure that when you are doing this, you pull the furniture away from the walls.
4. Caulk and Seal Crevices and Holes
Wherever you find wires and pipes penetrating the floor or walls, fill the cracks with caulk. Pay extra attention to the moulding and baseboards, and these will help to reduce all the areas that can harbour bed bugs.
If you want to know more about Bed Bugs Removal Treatment & protection or need professional assistance, contact us at Bug Free Pest Control today. You can call 1300 855 548 or use our website.