Knowing how to get rid of bed bugs is something you should take very seriously.
Although being extremely dangerous to the human body, they are also furniture destroyers too.
They are good in making a brand new furniture look like a second-hand piece of crap.
Therefore, here and now, I’m going to show you 5 solid ways of getting rid of this deadly pest..
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Fast and Naturally
So here we go…
Thorough House Cleaning
The first step in getting rid of bed bugs fast is doing a thorough home sanitation.
Do the following:
Clear all Clutter
Bed bugs likes cluttered areas very much.
So ensure you do away with cluttered areas in your home. Make all the rooms clutter free and thoroughly clean those areas that where cluttered.
Wash all the Washables
Anything washable should be washed thoroughly.
All dirty clothes, fabrics, beddings, pillow cases, curtains, sheets, bed skirting, bags and baggage, luggage, and other dryable garments should be washed thoroughly and spread outside. Bed bugs are very sensitive to heat.
Dry all Furniture
Bring out all your furniture outside and make sure the sun heats them very hard.
Bed bugs hardly survive under intense sun rays. One of the most effective ways of killing bed bugs is keeping them under intense heat
Double Check Leaked or Cracked Areas
This is very important. Even after successfully killing bed bugs, they may surprisingly resurface if leaked or cracked areas are not blocked.
Check every nooks and crannies of your home and make sure there are no leaked or open corners that bed bugs will use as a safe passage to your home.
Check and double check everywhere including the ceiling, kitchen, toilet, bathroom, corridor, anywhere that connects your house to the outside world.
Before purchasing any insecticide, please ensure you know what it is and what it kills. Sadly, some insecticides do not kill bed bugs.
It has happened to me and I was very furious. So for it not to happen to you, ensure you ask and confirm if the insecticide can kill bed bugs completely (depending on how and where it is sprayed).
Now onto the serious part. Make sure you spray the insecticide in all areas of your home;
- Under tables, chairs, lockers, and beds.
- Spray across your entire kitchen, box spring, fixtures, cracks and crevices.
- Spray onto hidden corners in your furniture. Bed bugs can hide themselves in places you never thought they would.
Be very meticulous in your spraying because the least place you don’t expect to find a bed bug is actually where it is.
So don’t take them for granted. Where your credit card can fit in can also fit a bed bug. It’s that serious.
So see yourself as a FBI investigator but this time, you’re investigating and fishing out bed bugs from their hidden places.
If you’ve tried all you can and still cannot win the battle.
Then your last resort (which of course is the best) is to hire a professional pest control agency.
These guys are trained to kill pests wherever they are in your home.
Although this option is quite expensive, it will definitely pay off.
There are many pest control agencies in the United States.
So hook up with one in your area to do the job for you.
Regularity is the Key
- Ensure you follow up.
- Be very regular and be on the lookout for the presence of bed bugs in your home.
- Always keep your environs clean.
- Wash your clothes regularly.
- Craft and maintain a home cleaning schedule.
- Monitor second hand furniture you bring to your home.
- Spray insecticides in your home often may be monthly or weekly as the case may be.
Be regular. Don’t toil with bed bugs.
Make sure you get rid of bed bugs fast before they get rid of you!
Ensure you drop your comments below if you have more effective methods to share.
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Have a nice day ahead.