It is extremely difficult to eradicate the infestation of bedbugs unless you take part in the cleaning process by partnering with a pest control professional service like merkem pest solutions. In this article, we will provide the tips that will help you eliminate bedbugs quickly:
Avoid moving any of your items to another home at any stage of the treatment process unless you confirm that the belongings are not infested. These bedbugs can be spread across to another home or to your workplace or car in a box or backpack thereby re-infesting your home after the treatment process. Move few items and make sure that you check them for bedbugs’ infestation or pass them through heat before removing them.
Wash all blankets, sheets, pillowcases and other bedding materials in hot water. All these items should be placed in a dryer set to the maximum temperature that won’t cause any damage to the items. These items should be dried thoroughly before placing them in trash bags. Separate them from other items infested by bedbugs.
Make sure that all clothing materials are washed thoroughly in hot water before drying them. Clothing that is difficult to wash and dried (including jackets and coats) need to be inspected thoroughly or dry-cleaned. Avoid placing clothing in infested areas/rooms until and the completion of the treatment and the complete eradication of the bedbugs.
Place all items including pillows, stuffed animals, curtains and the likes in the dryer set to the maximum temperature that can be withstood by the items for at least half an hour. These items should be placed in a double bag after drying.
Inspect all items that are not washable carefully, that is, electronics, plastic toys, picture frame, books, etc. If you will make use of insecticides, place your kids’ toys inside storage bins or plastic bags properly sealed (after confirming that they are bedbug free). If heat is applied, the pest control company may prefer these items to be left in the original position to expose them to heat treatment.
Store the dried and clean items in plastic bags until the bedbugs have been eradicated and your home quarantined.
Clean all floorings thoroughly. To prevent the escape of the bedbugs, ensure that the vacuum bags are placed into the plastic bag before final disposal.
Vacuum the box spring and mattress to remove bedbugs either live or dead. Double-bag and dispose of the vacuum bags properly and immediately to avoid the re-introduction or spreading of any of the pests caught in the vacuum. If the box spring and mattress will be in an enclosed compartment, endeavor to use one that is pest proof. These encasements can withstand bed bugs attack and also come with tight zippers which prevent bugs from escaping.
Vacuum recliners, chairs, and couches thoroughly before the treatment process. Bedbugs usually thrive in constricted spaces like upholstered chairs and couches. If possible, place the furnishings over or turn it to its back/side and clean underneath thoroughly.
If a dust cover is attached underneath the bed, pull it off and clean the area thoroughly and quarantine the area appropriately. Place it in a bag doubled together and dispose of the vacuum bags in a trashcan with immediate effect to avoid the circulation or re-introduction of the bedbugs.