Have you woken up in the middle of the night scratching yourself?
Have you noticed rust-colored stains on your bedding?
Does your home have a bit of a musty smell to it, and have you spotted small, roundish insects on your bed frame and mattress pad? Do you have bites on your body that look like this?
If so, then it’s highly likely that you have bed bugs.
This post is here to tell you how to get rid of bed bugs once and for all.
Try Some DIY Tips
Is it possible to get rid of bed bugs the natural way?
In truth, it depends on the intensity of your current infestation, and how long the bed bugs have been in your space. To determine how bad your infestation is, pick up some bed bug traps (or make your own) and put them on your baseboards, nightstands, mattress, and other furniture.
Check in the morning to determine that you do, in fact, have bed bugs.
You can try washing your clothing and bedding on the sanitize and high heat cycles if the infestation isn’t serious yet. You can also vacuum the bed bugs off of the corners and edges of your mattress and box spring.
If the infestation is more severe, you need to use pesticides to get things under control. You should only get chemicals that can kill on contact. You should use only non-residual pesticides in order to prevent yourself from coming into contact with potentially dangerous chemicals.
Spray outlets, your furniture, bedding, upholstered furniture, and anywhere else you need to.
Hire a Professional
The truth is that the vast majority of bed bug infestations aren’t things you can tackle on your own. Most may even come back after DIY treatments because it’s almost impossible for an untrained person to know all the spots where bedbugs hide in your home.
If this is a problem for you, then we suggest you work with professional exterminators.
This is especially key if you have pets, children, and people with weaker immune systems in your home.
An expert will identify how bed bugs are getting into your space, seal up cracks, and determine which treatment option is right for you. They may be able to use heat treatments, or they may need to use a powerful insecticide to handle a larger issue.
If the latter is the case, you may need to leave your home for a few days to avoid contact with chemicals.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs: Wrapping Up
Understanding how to get rid of bed bugs on your own or by hiring an exterminator is essential if you want to stay comfortable in your home.
Though bed bugs aren’t usually a health risk, they are serious pests that can multiply quickly, causing you great expense and stress.
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