How to Deal with Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are wingless insects that cannot fly or jump. It may take you a while to even notice that they are inside your home. Bed bugs come out at night and the first sign that you have bed bugs in your home is generally small bites on your body when you wake up in the morning.

The first thing that you should do when you find out that you have bed bugs is refrain from panicking. Panicking will not help the situation and may cause you to stop thinking clearly and rationally. You will want to contact a professional like Rox Bugs and have them visit your home to exterminate the bed bugs. You should contact them immediately to prevent the bed bugs from potentially spreading to other areas of your home.

Relax at Home

What to do Before the Exterminators Arrive:

1. Vacuum

While you are waiting for the professionals at Rox Bugs, you can begin by removing any bed bugs that you find. Bed bugs love to live in small areas that include electrical outlets, inside mattresses and box springs, under wallpaper, behind molding, and in night tables. Using a vacuum, you can carefully clean all of these areas in rooms where you suspect that you have bed bugs. When doing this make sure that you use a vacuum with a bag that can be removed and disposed of. The vacuuming won’t take the place of professional removal, but you will feel a little better once you have completed this task.

Vacuum and Rug

2. Clean the Clutter

As you are cleaning, you will want to remove any clutter in the rooms where Rox Bugs will be working. Bed bugs thrive inside all of the clutter and no professional can guarantee that they can kill every bed bug if clutter is involved. Many people also like to store certain items underneath their bed and this is another area that you will want to clear out, especially since bed bugs thrive near mattresses.

Clutter

3. Wash and Dry

Bed bugs and their eggs can be found on linens and clothing, but they can be properly dealt with by washing the items in hot water and then drying them on high heat. When it comes to clothes and linen is always best to air on the side of caution and when in doubt wash it out. Bed bugs have tiny microscopic eggs that are not always visible to the naked eye. By sending everything through the washer and dryer you are preventing a recurrent infestation in your home further down the road.

Row of Washing Machines

What to do After the Exterminators have Left:

Once you have had a professional like Rox Bugs kill the bed bugs in your home, you will want to place an encasement that has been designed for bed bugs onto your bed mattress and box spring. These encasements trap any bed bugs that may be leftover and holding them until they eventually die. New bed bugs will not be able to penetrate the encasement, so your bed will not be re-infected.

Rox Bugs can assist anyone in the Saskatchewan area with the removal of bed bugs. They will help turn your home into a bed bug free zone once again.

If you need help with Bed Bug removals contact us today.

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