Bed bugs can turn out to be one of the worst realities for anyone. Contrary to their tiny microscopic size, like a speck of dust, bed insects have all the power to make a person miserable. These are the most malicious type of pests in any home. Bugs multiply so fast, that by the time you realize you have red spots on your skin; they’ve nearly infested your entire home.
Even though bugs don’t do much harm otherwise, they can sure make you irritable as they leave itchy welts on your skin. If you’ve experienced bed bug bites, and want to get rid of them, or simply just keep them out and away from your home, then read below:
1. Inspect Your Home – find the bed bugs
Well, you can’t really tell there is an infestation in your home just by the skin allergy, red spots or itchiness. It is important that you run an inspection in your home, especially around bedding and sofas. Look out for dark colored spots, stains and tiny white eggs on your bed linen; also look for live bugs to confirm the presence of bed bugs in your home.
2. Clean Your Home – put bedding under the sun
When you’ve finally figured that your home has been infested by bugs, the first thing you need to do is get the bedding out in the sun for a few hours. Putting your bed linens, pillows, cushions, and mattresses outside under sun light can help get rid of bed bugs. While you’ve put away the linens under the sun, clear all the clutter inside your home, dust your rooms, picture frames, bed frames, etc. however, if you can’t put your linens and mattress under the sun, you can always just use steam to get rid of them for good.
3. Instant Removal – vacuum them out
To make sure there aren’t any bed insects hiding behind window and door cracks, picture frames, or loose wall paper, use a vacuum, cleaner. A vacuum cleaner can help you get rid of bed bugs at hard to reach places. Vacuum away the entire home and dispose of the vacuum bag once you’re done. You don’t want the bed bugs to lay more eggs in the bag and spread all over again.
4. Post Removal Clean up – lock them away
Many homeowners overlook the need for cleaning after the removal has been done. However, it is important to make sure you do clean after you have vacuumed, steamed or blow dried away the bed bugs. This is to ensure all possibilities of infestation are eliminated or at least kept at bay for a long time. Wash all the bedding in hot water; the hottest it can safely take.
Bed bugs can be a big nuisance in your home, especially if you have kids and pests. It is important to take all necessary precautionary measures to keep away all sorts of pests out of your home