Once you undertake a bed bug infestation, it is no easy task to remove them. Removal will cost time, money, effort and will be stressful. And now that we know how resilient they are to modern chemicals and pesticides, what are you to do? This blog will focus on ways to avert them, from your home.
Home remedies such as drowning them in alcohol do not work and you are at risk for burning your home down rather than remove them. In the last couple of years, homeowners have tried using rubbing alcohol and then lit a candle or gas stove and BOOM, the house is ablaze. We do not want that for you, our customer.
Now I know you may be thinking, that a professional exterminator is the ticket, well, do you have about $3,000 just lying around doing nothing because when you call for an estimate, that's about the minimum cost and then, they will have to come out maybe 2 or 3 more times. I'm sure you want them gone the first time and without smelling your house up of pesticides and chemicals.
To start with, try steaming, heating, freezing or running your belongings through the hot laundry. After that, put your items in garbage bags or plastic containers, with lids. Bed bugs hate climbing smooth or slick surfaces, so this idea will confine them.
It's always a good idea to get a mattress cover. Especially with kids and pets, if anything leaks or spills, the mattress is still sanitary. But also bed bugs cannot get out of these bags and new bugs are denied entry. After a year, any bugs still in the mattress, have died.
We also make bed bug traps. They are of sticky, gluey consistency and the bed bugs get attached and cannot move. It's a non-messy solution that you put near bedposts and chairs as well as dressers.
Now you will want to vacuum your bed crevices, baseboards, any zippers or seams to remove any remaining bed bugs or their exoskeletons. Once you are done vacuuming empty the container or the bag into a plastic bag and immediately place in your outside garbage can. This prevents any strays from staying in the house.
Diatomaceous earth is another guaranteed method of removing bed bugs as well as roaches, silverfish, fleas, crickets. You just spread the powdered mix around the infested area, leave on for a week, and vacuum up. You will again need to empty the vacuum and take the collection outside.
Let us at Bed Bug Store assist you. All our products come with a 90-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. We have been relieving customers of their bed bugs for over 15 years. Our products are also 100% all-natural, chemical and pesticide-free. The smell you notice when using our solution, is peppermint.