Looking For The Best Bed Bug Treatment?

Sourcing the best bed bug treatment may not be as easy as you think. To begin with there are now hundreds possibly thousands of products on the market all claiming to rid you of your infestation in the blink of an eye. However, the sad fact is that bringing an infestation under control can be a difficult and time consuming task.

This article will hopefully help you make an informed choice and decide on the best bed bug treatment for your circumstances first time instead of wasting hundreds of dollars.

For information about the bed bugs themselves you don’t have to look very far, the internet has a whole range of sites which can help you out.

For now, lets look at your bed bug busting options.

1. The first option and one which some people will prefer is to call in the specialized exterminators. This is the costly way to get rid of these bugs it could lighten your wallet by hundreds of Dollars. You will most likely have to vacate your character whilst it is treated and it is very likely that the chemicals used to kill the infestation may be fairly dangerous and could have an effect on the health of those living in the house for some time after.

2. The first Do It Yourself bed bug treatment is the use of steam. This won’t hit you hard in money terms (perhaps the price of a good steam cleaner) but it will take time and effort. So, here is what you do.

a. Seal off and de-clutter the room, get rid of everything possible such as books, magazines etc. where the little blood suckers may hide. Put them in a sealed plastic bag and dispose of them. It is basic that the bags are sealed firmly so not to spread the infestation to other areas of the house.

b. Take all items from drawers and closets and closely examine for bugs at all stages of growth There are many sites which will give you clear images of exactly what bed bugs look like at all stages of their development. Where possible wash all items on a hot wash cycle, do this with bedding too. Anything which can’t be washed – try placing in a tumble dryer for on a high setting for approximately ten minutes – they cannot resist heat.

c. Now it’s time for the rest begin by vacuuming EVERYTHING, the mattress, the box spring, the curtains, soft furnishings, inside drawers and closets, furniture and the floor particularly round the edges. At this stage if you uncover and fractures or holes in the wall or floor SEAL them because they are great hiding places for these oval shaped pests. Remember to check the more conceal places too like smoke alarms, alarm clocks, picture frames, electrical sockets these are also favoured hiding places.

d. Once you have done this repeat the whole course of action using a steam cleaner.

e. You could leave it at that. However, as an insurance policy you might want to spray the whole room with a non toxic spray like Bed Bug Patrol which is totally natural in addition as child and pet friendly.

3. The second Do It Yourself bed bug treatment is to use as mentioned above a non toxic spray, now, I understand that there are numerous obtainable on the market but I personally have used Bed Bug Patrol and it appeared to work. However, I did carry out steps 2a,b and c above before I used the spray so I would definitely recommend you to do the same.

One thing which I haven’t mentioned is that you must empty the contents of your vacuum cleaner as soon as you finish into a plastic bag, seal it firmly and dispose of it – ensure you do this in the same room as the infestation.

4. The last DIY bed bug treatment is to use encasements on your mattress, box spring and possibly pillows. Now, you must be aware that this will only be effective if the whole room has been treated using one of the other treatments mentioned above first because it is extremely doubtful that the bed is the only place in the whole room where they are hiding.

These encasements can be used in one of two ways. You can put these on to trap any live bugs inside where they will in time die but, be warned they can survive up to a year without food! Secondly you can use them to prevent bugs from getting in your mattress and box spring in the first place. This is a particularly good idea if you have gone out and purchased a new bed following an infestation.

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