How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs Permanently
Get Rid Of Bed Bugs – Bed bugs are not so delightful to have at home yet cannot be easily dealt with. One should ensure that bed bugs can be a serious threat to both your health and house. Therefore, we are here again, with a new article to let you know as to how to deal with bed bugs.
Bed Bugs Treatment
⦁ Follow an integrated pest management (IPM) approach. This involves multiple tactics such as preventive measures, sanitation, and chemicals applied to targeted sites.
⦁ Bag and launder (122°F/50ºC minimum) affected items. Smaller items that cannot be laundered can sometimes be de-infested by heating. Individual items, for example, can be wrapped in plastic and placed in a hot, sunny location for at least a few days (the 122°F/50ºC minimum target temperature should be monitored in the center-most locations with a thermometer).
⦁ Attempts to rid an entire home or apartment of bed bugs by raising or lowering the thermostat will be entirely unsuccessful. Wash all linen on hot, dry on hot setting. If something cannot be washed or discarded (such as a valuable leather purse) spray with non-toxic bed bug spray (such as diatomaceous earth), seal in a plastic bag and leave for a few months. Dry clean to remove odor if need be.
Home Remedies For Bed Bugs
⦁ Point steam on them. You may get a simple device capable of generating steam at your local hardware store. You may also convert a simple electric kettle to a steam machine by attaching a flexible tube. Steam should kill all bedbugs and the eggs. Thoroughly spray steam at all corners and seams.
⦁ Vacuum your house. This will remove bugs and eggs from mattresses, carpet, walls and other surfaces. Pay particular attention to seams, tufts and edges of mattresses and box springs, and the perimeter edge of wall-to-wall carpets. Afterward, dispose of the vacuum contents in a sealed trash bag. Steam cleaning of carpets is also helpful for killing bugs and eggs that vacuuming may have missed.
⦁ Repair cracks in plaster and glue down loosened wallpaper to eliminate bed bug harborage sites. Remove and destroy wild animal roosts and bird nests when possible.
⦁ Consider using insecticides. Residual insecticides (usually pyrethroids) are applied as spot treatments to cracks and crevices where bed bugs are hiding. Increased penetration of the insecticide into cracks and crevices can be achieved if accumulated dirt and debris are first removed using a vacuum cleaner. Many readily available aerosol pesticide sprays will cause the bed bugs to scatter making eradication more difficult. Dust formulations may be used to treat wall voids and attics.
⦁ Enlist the services of a professional pest control firm. Experienced companies know where to look for bed bugs, and have an assortment of management tools at their disposal. Owners and occupants will need to assist the professional in important ways. Allowing access for inspection and treatment is essential and excess clutter should be removed.
⦁ Discard affected items. In some cases, infested mattresses and box springs will need to be discarded. Since bed bugs can disperse throughout a building, it also may be necessary to inspect adjoining rooms and apartments. Pay it forward: chop up and/or damage the items you discard so nobody will be tempted to take them home and spread the problem further.
⦁ Apply silica gel. Grind up some crystal silica gel and apply it all over your bedroom. Put some on your mattress, around the bed and along the wall. The fine silica gel will get stuck with the bug and it cannot be shaken off, causing the bug to dehydrate and die. Be careful not to inhale it.
⦁ Use tea-tree or ti-tree oil to clean with. This oil can eradicate bedbugs in the house. Wash all bedding and clothing, with a few drops of tea tree oil added. Vacuum and wash all carpets.
⦁ Use wintergreen alcohol to kill bedbugs and their eggs instantly. It’s very inexpensive and easily accessible. Pour the wintergreen alcohol full strength into a spray bottle and spray directly on the bedbugs and nests. The wintergreen burns the bugs on contact. You can also drench your mattress and box spring with this as well.
These are a few methods as to how to save you from bed bugs and stay relaxed.
Author: Pratima Singh