Bed bugs are common problems. Here are 4 easy steps to completely get rid of bed bugs without spending a fortune.
Bed bugs is a very common problem in our homes. Bed bugs mate and grow very fast. So it is very important to take action as fast as you can before they run all over the place.
Here are four easy steps you should take one by one, don’t skip any step as failure to remove bed bugs could cost your a fortune.
1. Vacuum your entire house
Bed bugs could stay anywhere in your home. But most common areas are: beds,mattress, pillows, sofa, cushions, cuddly toys, carpets. Bed bugs also like to hide in cracks in walls, under wallpaper, in the wooden bed frame.
The first steps is to vacuum and clean your entire house. Especially pay attention to those common areas.
Use the vacuum’s crevice suction tool for deep vacuuming on areas like bed frames, headboards, any seams and cracks on your walls or floors. Because those are the places where you normally did not pay much attention.
After vacuuming, dispose of the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag and trash it outside away from the house immediately.
2. Washing all your bed sheets. Use Mattress Encasement to protect your beds
Heat will kill bed bugs. So you need to wash your bed sheets, bed covers, pillow covers immediately. Remember to use highest temperature possible. Again, dry in a dryer for at least one hour because high temperature is the most effective killer for bed bugs.
Once you get a clean bed sheets and covers, use Mattress Encasement or pillow Encasement on top of it to prevent any bed bugs growing back. Anti bed bug mattress encasement is highly recommended, such as SecureSleep Bed Bug Mattress Encasement which is specially designed to prevent bed bugs and other bugs as well. SecureSleep Bed Bug Mattress Encasement has their own scientifically-tested and patent pending zipper technology to stop the penetration of bed bugs.
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3. Bed Bug Spray to treat hidden area.
After completely washing your bed sheets, bed covers and protecting your beds with Bed Bug Encasement, the next step you need to do is to get a bed bug spray to treat hidden area such as under your bed frame, wall cracks, desk corner, book shelf corner. Those are the areas where you probably can not vacuum in the first step. The best spray I used is Sawyer SP657 Permethrin Premium Insect Clothing Repellent, 24-Ounce Spray
It is not just a insects repellent, but also a trooper spray to kill bed bugs. Spray these hidden areas once a week for a month. After one month treatment, it will be very hard for bed bugs grow back again.
4. Steam Cleaning Carpet if you need.
If you have carpet, I highly recommend you to steam clean your carpet. Because not only the heat from steam can kill both bed bugs and bed bug eggs easily, but also can remove other bacteria and destroy the environment and prevent bed bugs growing again.
Many people recommend to get your own steam cleaner in order to save money. Because in order to get a good result, most likely you will need to steam clean your carpet every other week for probably two months in order to completely kill bed bugs. It is going to cost you a lot more if you hire professionals every single time. You can get a very good steam cleaner such as Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5914-900 from Amazon for just over $100 dollars which probably can only covers one professional cleaning service.
So, by now, congratulations, you have completely removed bed bugs at you home. Now, why don’t you sit back and enjoy the beautiful home with your family. And most important, your beautiful home is bug free now!
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