While DIY bed bug treatment is not something most people want to try there will be some avid DIYers out there that will want to give it ago. Following DIY tips for bed bug treatment wont fully eliminate the bed bugs from your home however they will help significantly reduce the bed bug infestation.
The disturbing truth about bed bugs is that most people wont even realise that they have a bed bug infestation until a few days after they have been bitten or they spot signs of a bed bug infestation.
Bed bugs generally only tend to be active at night and it is rare that people notice the bed bugs themselves. When it comes to controlling bed bugs prevention is always better than the cure. With this said should you ever discover a bed bug infestation in your home then there are a few things you can try to help get rid of the bed bugs before calling out the professionals.
How To Help Remove Bed Bugs
Wash Infested Bedding – If you have woke up with small insect bites clustered around parts of your body, usually arms, neck and back or any other exposed part of your body, or found dark reddish spots and smears across your bedding and matters then you need to Wash your laundry on a high temperature – 48 degrees is recommended but you should check the manufacturer’s instructions first, alternatively you can put the bedding in a dryer as they are generally hot enough to kill bed bugs within 20 to 30 minutes. It is important to remember to transport your infested laundry to the washing machine in a dedicated basket or bag to ensure there is no cross contamination of clothes, towels and other items in your laundry.
Hoover – Thoroughly hoover your matters, bed frame, headboard if you have one, under the bed and all skirting board. Ensure you get into any small cracks and crevices as this is where the bed bugs and their eggs are likely to be hiding. When you empty your hoover be sure to do it outside and dispose of in an outdoor bin.
Book A Bed Bug Inspection
Although these tips mentioned above will reduce the numbers of bed bugs in your home it is only temporary as any missed bed bugs will continue to breed and numbers will once again start to increase. The best method of controlling bed bugs is to call out a professional pest controller. Any good pest control professional will be able to inspect you home and identify any signs of bed bugs, they will then be able to provide you with a pest control solution that is individually tailored to your needs to completely eliminate the bed bugs.
Effective bed bug control often requires a combination of different treatment in which a professional pest controller will know exactly what to do. If you are having trouble with bed bug and would like to get rid of them then contact Advance Pest Control Bristol today – 0777 150 3107