Over a period of a week or two, what starts as a single bug bite along any exposed area of skin can swiftly transform into widespread bites accompanied by non-stop itching. After investigating your bed and furniture, the discovery is made – you have bed bugs. While many feel an overwhelming sensation of disgust and astonishment, it's imperative to wipe these feelings from your mind and immediately begin formulating a bed bug killer plan. Because a single female bed bug can produce up to 500 eggs, the longer you wait to eliminate these pests from your home, the deeper an infestation may grow.
Throughout thousands of years, humans have been a banquet for these tiny parasites. While their feeding schedule averages only three to 10 minutes per night, the lasting effects of their presence can be noticed for weeks. Although there are literally hundreds of elimination techniques, many fail to accomplish the task at hand. If you're seeking powerful and near-immediate elimination of this annoying, persistent and challenging infestation, there are several extermination techniques you should try. Even though many homes are able to eradicate these pests without the assistance of a professional extermination service, there may come a time when your efforts are not enough. However, until you reach this moment, the following bed bug killer techniques are considered potent and effective by national health organizations and pest management advocates.
Hot and Cold Treatments – Eliminate Bed Bugs From Clothing
While eradicating bed bugs from your sleeping areas and furniture is paramount for success, few people understand the importance of treating all clothing within your home (or within rooms where bed bugs were found). These persistent creatures are masters at hiding, and in many cases, they tend to hide in clothing and other fabric materials which find its way on or around your body. The most effective way to kill bed bugs found on clothing and fabric items is by treating these items with hot or cold remedies.
Using Heat to Kill Bed Bugs – Bed bugs are unable to survive temperatures that exceed 122-degrees Fahrenheit for longer than 20 minutes. While many insecticides and other topical treatments are only effective on nymph and adult bed bugs, heat destroys bed bugs in the egg, nymph and adult stages. Simply insert all clothing items into your washer and launder on high heat. Some add color-safe bleach to further solidify the eradication of these pests. Once washed, dry all items on high heat for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Freeze the Bed Bugs Away – Much like any other insect, bed bugs are unable to survive freezing temperatures for prolonged periods of time. If you have a freezer that does not increase its temperature above freezing (32-degrees F) during a defrost cycle, it may be used to successfully kill all bed bugs. Ideally, the temperature will remain around 0-degrees Fahrenheit to ensure all stages of bed bugs are killed. Keep these clothing items surrounded by freezing temperatures for a minimum of seven days.
Encase Your Bed for Future Infestation Prevention
Once you've treated your bed with bed bug killer products, you must safeguard this area from a re-infestation. Although it's possible you've killed all eggs, these creatures are notorious for hiding deep within the crevices of a bed to only resurface after the insecticide or treatment powder has weakened. Eliminate this possibility by encasing your mattress and box spring within a specialized bed bug fabric encasement. This specialized product wraps your bed in a tightly woven fabric, which prohibits remaining bed bugs from resurfacing. Are you traveling? Purchase disposable bed bug mattress encasement and wrap it around the hotel mattress and/or box spring during your stay.
Bed Bug Killer Products to Finally Put These Pests to Bed
Synthetic, or chemical, insecticides available to the general public are regarded as relatively ineffective at killing bed bugs. While some choose to hire a professional pest management company to operate these products, there is another solution – natural bed bug treatments. These products are designed to effectively penetrate the exoskeleton of bed bugs for full eradication. Some of the most popular – and widely accepted products – include:
Bed Bug Patrol Natural Bug Killer – This all-natural product has been found to completely kill bed bugs within 24-hours of an application without the use of toxic and carcinogenic ingredients. This naturally derived product calls upon the potent compounds of Eugenia Carophylla, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Mentha Piperita, Coconut Oil, and Palm Oil.
Crawling Insect Control Dust– Because bed bugs are so tiny, they're able to crawl into the smallest creases and crevices of bedding and furniture. This product is in dust form, which attaches itself to the bugs as they come in contact with it. Its natural ingredients, which comprised of primarily diatomaceous earth, are absorbed through the waxy cuticles within the bed bug, which results in severe dehydration and ultimately death. Because it does not call upon chemicals to eradicate an infestation, it's impossible for a colony to become immune to its potency.
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