Selasa, 06 Maret 2012

A Real Guide to Getting rid of Bed Bugs

If you are looking for a how to guide on the best way to kill bed bugs well then you are in luck. This article is meant for the average person that wants to get rid of bed bugs in there own home and not hire an exterminator. Just because bed bugs can be gotten rid of by the home owner does not mean it is an easy job, in fact some of the best exterminators have issues completely eliminating a bed bug problem depending upon the level of infestation.

The very first step you must take in battling bed bugs is cleaning your entire home. You may have read that you only need to clean your bedroom to get rid of bed bugs, but trust me an entire house cleaning is a must to ensure there are no bed bugs anywhere in the home. It is best to start the cleaning process in the bedroom, remove all bedding and wash in hot water, hot water will kill bed bugs, also wash all of your clothing and put them in plastic bags once they come out of the dryer.

The best item that you have in your fight against bed bugs a bed bug mattress cover, you will want to place these specifically made covers that lock bed bugs out of your mattress and box spring on all of the beds in your house. I cannot tell you enough about the importance of this step, if there are bed bugs in your home it is very likely they are living within your mattress or are hidden away in the box spring.

The real trouble when it comes to killing bed bugs is finding them. While a bed bug can be seen by the naked eye you really need to be looking closely for them to see them, bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and are brownish in color. This means you must clean the every nook and cranny in your house, common places people miss cleaning for bed bugs is behind wall trim, outlet covers, cracks in hardwood flooring, and the closet area.

When cleaning your house you will want to use a bed bug spray on all hard surfaces that can kell bed bugs and also bed bug eggs on contact, everything that can be washed in hot water in the washing machine should be. If you have pets or small children in the home be careful with bed bug spray as they are can be unhealthy for them and even deadly. If you do in fact have children or pets in the home there are bed bug treatments that do not contain poison, but some are not very effective.

Once the all hard surfaces and everything that can be washed has been, it is time to move onto cleaning upholstered items and carpets. An exception to using a steam cleaner on furniture is if you have leather furniture, this can be cleaned with chemical cleaners similar to the hard surface cleaner you used before. If you have upholstered furniture you will want to either buy a steam cleaner or rent one from your local home improvement store. A steam cleaner can and should be used on any rug or carpet in the home. Special attachments for the steam cleaner can be used to clean the upholstered furniture.

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