Getting rid of bed bugs has been the hardest thing for homeowners and hotel owners because they multiply by the dozen. An exterminator can be costly and there are effective ways to get rid of bed bugs without calling the exterminator. Getting rid of bed bugs is a process and can take up to a month to get rid of them. Bed bugs lay eggs and their babies can come resistant to pesticides if not treated effectively.
Throw Away Old Furniture
Remember the phrase “sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” well bed bugs seem to have been extinct and this was a phrase remained told for many years to kids before going off to sleep. Somehow they’re back and seem to be spreading faster than the next trending topic on Twitter. Since bed bugs can be spotted on old furniture and in mattress crevices with a flashlight it makes it easier to find and throw away these items. If you don’t want to get rid of your mattress you can clean the mattress and put a mattress cover over it.
Clean the House and Seal Cracks
Having Bed Bugs doesn’t mean that you’re a dirty person because they can come from outside, some else’s home, or from used furniture. It is a problem that many Americans face. Before you spray eliminate possible places bed bugs can hide. Seal cracks and crevices in windows, floors, doorways, and walls with caulking material. Bed Bugs will run and hide if they fear something that could possibly kill them.
Buy the Best Bed Bug Killer
It is cheaper to spend $60 than $300 to get rid of the problem. A few good things to buy are moth balls, bed bug spray, and Delta dust to get rid of bed bugs. It is not recommended to bomb the house with bed bug spray because the bed bugs will hide and come out in a couple of days. Do not spray in just one room where you see bed bugs. You have to treat the whole house because they’ll crawl and hide throughout the whole house. DDT and military bug spray used to work very effectively but is illegal to use in the USA. There are websites where you can order good bed bug spray and Delta dust from $25 to $60. The trick to getting rid of bed bugs is to repeat steps two and three again, wash all clothes, and place moth balls on the floors for a couple of weeks.