Bed bugs are tiny-sized species or pests who have made their reappearance widely especially in the US (United States). They also start appearing in India too. Bed bugs multiply in no time and very hard to get rid of.
The bed bug population made people think about the prevention schemes for the bed bug and the ways to get rid of them. One thing you must know before employing any method of getting rid of a bed bug depends on the infestation level of these obdurate pests.
Although bed bugs don’t escalate diseases like other insects, mosquitoes, and ticks to name a few. We will discuss the approach you should apply to end this bed bug problem.
Know the problem
To eliminate the bed bugs the very first step you should take is to find out where you have a bed bug infestation. Inspect closely the places where people sit or rest for a long time like bed, and sofa especially in the corners and cervices.
Use magnifying if you have one, adult bed bugs that are reddish-brown, and have an oval-shaped or flattened body. Whereas bed bugs starting stage and eggs are unable to detect with eyes unless they are in large quantities.
Bed bugs also leave a strange smell, and dark spots behind. Bed bugs' small bodies and shapes make them very hard to detect. Bed bug usually hides in bed frames, sofa corners, under the carpet where they can easily reach to human to bite them.
Prepare for treatment
Preparing for treatment will make bed bug control much more effective. Start your preparation by cleaning the premises and isolating stuff in a plastic bag that is present in the infested area.
Step 1 striping the bed
Remove the bedding, and cover and directly put them in a plastic bag along with blankets, comforters, and pillow covers to stop the infestation from spreading more.
Wash the bedding, cover, and blankets in hot water for 30 minutes, and dry them for 30 minutes at high temperature. Discard the plastic bag infested items were in.
Vacuum the infested area and bed frames, baseboards, furniture, dresser drawers, and isolate the whole area until the bed bug is not completely removed.
Eject the disposal of a vacuum cleaner into a plastic bag and eliminate it outside as soon as possible.
Step 2 Encasement
The second useful and effective way of eliminating bed bugs is the encasement of bed and stuff. Encasement will seal the bed bug inside and block the establishment from outside.
The special zipped sheet is used to achieve this and this method is cheaper than replacing mattresses. It will prevent bed bug from infesting the mattress again and cover the hiding area and make easier to locate bed bug.
It has to leave on for at least a year so that there is no chance for you to getting infestation again.
Elimination of bed bugs
After vacuuming the whole area now it’s time to fight bed bugs. There are lots of ways you can use to eliminate bed bugs. Some ways may entail getting rid of bed bugs whereas some are fast to result but use very harsh chemicals which might be dangerous for us as well.
Bed bug elimination without chemical
Bed bugs are deadly pests and very hard to deal with so it is often thinking that eradicate bed bugs is not possible without the use of a chemical. But there are techniques which can terminate bed bugs without chemical.
Bed bugs die when their body temperature is higher than 45° C or 114° F.
Unveiling bed bugs with heat higher than 45° C for an hour will end all stages of bed bugs rapidly.
This process has a disadvantage though because of high heat bed bugs will try to hide in the places where heat can’t reach them.
Having high heat for more than a day will solve this problem.
Same as heat bed bug can’t stand very low heat too. If the temperature of the room is less than -18° C or 0°F then all bed bugs with their eggs will eliminate.
But the problem is how to turn the climate of the room that much low.
Using instant freezing gas will not work out as a high flow of gas can blow the bed bugs.
For cold to reach the center point of the object it needs to be left with low temperature for at least four days or even more.
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You can use bed bug killer powder available online to eliminate bed bugs. Try Pai's Bed Bug Killer which is completely organic made with a special formula to eliminate the bed bug.
Bed bug elimination with chemical
If you want a fast response anyhow on any condition you can make use of pesticides to kill bed bugs. Spray the pesticide all over where you think you might have a bed bug infestation problem.
Don’t miss the places like corners, cervices, and cracks bed bugs are mostly tend to hide in the small places where they are not easily detectable.
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You can always choose to call pest control services if you don’t want to involve in this on your own and wants an exterminator to do it all. But I will suggest keeping this as your last option as pest control services tend to use very harsh chemicals to treat bed bugs.
Pest control chemicals can harm your precious family's health especially if you have kids and golden-age people in your family. Or if someone has an allergy or health issues make sure to send them somewhere else for few days.
Killing bed bug in ply is no different than eliminating in bed frames, cracks and crevices. Whatever technique you use to terminate bed bugs make sure not to forget any cracks or hiding places. Bed bugs are most likely to hide in unusual places.