Bed bugs are a pest that can appear anywhere in your home and be brought in from other people's homes, from hotels while traveling, or even on your brand new furniture. Bed bugs travel easily and can get from one place to another rather quickly, which is how you can get an infestation on your hands before you know it. If you aren't sure what you're looking for when it comes to these pests, you should look for a small bug about the size, shape, and color of an apple seed. You may also notice their skin sheds on your bedding, clothing, or on just about any of the surfaces of your home. These pests can be on upholstered furniture like your mattress or your couch, or they can be on your wooden end tables or even on decorative items. If you see signs of these pests, you need to get rid of them. Read on for information about how to go about this task.
Figure Out What Rooms Have The Pest Issue
You'll first need to see what rooms have the pest problem. If it's just one room, you can probably just quarantine off that one room and do most of your pest control in there. If you have found signs of these pests in multiple rooms of your home, or in all of the rooms of your home, you need to do a whole-house extermination and this may be best left to a professional pest control company. This means the problem is widespread and you may have bed bugs in places you didn't expect or think they could be, in which case, it is even more difficult to get rid of them. Look for signs of these pests on your furniture, in the cracks and crevices of mattresses, and look along baseboards for signs of these pests, such as blood smears.
Clear The Area
Clear out the clutter in the area in which you suspect you have bed bugs. Remove anything you no longer need and put away items that you want to keep, wiping them down as you go, or placing them into the washer and dryer if they are things such as clothing, blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals. All other belongings can be placed into a garbage bag and sealed to kill pests that may be on them. Wipe down hard surfaces and vacuum every inch of carpeting in the room.
Spray A Pesticide
You can spray a pesticide along your baseboards to kill these pests that may be hiding behind the baseboards. You can also sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the edges of your room as well to kill these pests.
If you have a problem with bed bugs, you need to get down to the business of exterminating them. Don't allow these pests to make themselves at home, get rid of them. Hire a bed bug control company to help you get this done.