Controlling Bed Bugs: Don’t Panic

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Bed bugs are difficult pests to get rid of, since they hide so well and reproduce eggs so quickly. A single attempt is not enough to complete the job, since the eggs are resistant to many forms of treatment. These easy measures can help you get rid of the bug menace.

Eliminating bed bugs is difficult not impossible

Don’t throw out all of your things because most of the affected stuff can be treated and saved. Throwing stuff out is expensive, may cause unnecessary trouble if bugs spread to other people’s homes.

Use a comprehensive approach in treating bugs

Don’t immediately reach for the spray can. Try other things also. Integrated pest management (IPM) techniques may reduce the number of bed bugs and limit your contact with pesticides. Always follow label directions or hire a professional while using pesticides.

Clean up the clutter to block hiding places

A cluttered home welcomes bed bugs to hide, making locating and treating bugs harder. Using special bed bug covers in your mattress can prevent bed bugs to get to you while you sleep. Always buy a product that has been bed bug tested and is strong enough to last for a year without wear and tear.

Bed sheets, blankets, bedspreads and any clothing that touches the floor needs regular washing and heat-drying

Regular cleaning and sun-drying reduces bed bugs. Laundry containers/hampers should be also cleaned of bed bugs and their eggs where they hide generally.

Be careful while killing bed bugs with heat

Raising the indoor temperature with space heaters won’t kill the bugs wholly. Special equipment and very high temperatures are required. To kill bed bugs with heat, the room or container must be even hotter to ensure sustained heat reaches the bugs no matter where they are hiding.

Thorough vacuuming can kill bed bugs

Cautiously vacuum rugs, floors, upholstered furniture, bed frames, under beds, around bed legs, and all cracks and crevices around the room. Change the bag after each use so the bed bugs can’t escape. Place the used bag in a tightly sealed plastic bag and in an outside garbage bin.

Hiring an experienced, responsible pest control professional from NYC packers can prove to be much helpful in getting rid of bed bugs. Hire an expert from a reputed company.