While bedbugs are only about 5mm in length, they are incredibly tough and reproduce quickly. Bedbugs can easily hide in difficult-to-reach spaces, and can also live for months between meals. A healthy female can lay over 500 eggs in her lifetime, which poses the risk of severe infestation on a property.
However, getting rid of bedbugs isn’t as difficult as it might seem. It does take a considerable amount of time as well as effort, and you might have to try various chemicals or even non-chemical approaches, to eliminate the infestation. You can also get in touch with a professional bedbug removal operator. Here are a few steps you can take as a property owner:
You must remove items like soft toys, electronics, blankets, or stuffed animals, and anything else that isn't a permanent feature. It’s essential to note down that infested items can transfer beg bugs to other areas of your house as well. Place these items in a plastic bag to prevent the bed bug infestation from spreading.
Wash Infested Garments
Launder all your personal garments and linens to prevent them from reaching other areas of your house. Consider using high-quality detergents that are specifically made for such purposes.
Disassemble Bed Frames
Disassembling your bed frame will expose the bed bugs hidden in these spaces. You need to access such places while clearing them out. Shine a flashlight through the sheets and inspect them for bed bugs. If you notice a tear in the fabric, remove it and start spraying right away. However, if your box springs or mattress is infested with bed bugs, get in touch with a professional bed bug pest control operator in your area.
These experts will cover your mattress in an encasement to prevent the pests from escaping or entering. You wouldn't have to treat the bed or the box spring once it's covered in the encasement and it can easily last you up to a year.
Clean All Surfaces
Clean out surfaces that are infested using a robust and stiff brush, which will effectively dislodge the eggs. Use the vacuum hose to clean crevices on furniture pieces as well as the baseboards on your walls. Vacuum the bead seams, headboards, buttons, bed stands, tufts, furniture pieces, footboards, rails, and headboards as well as the edges of your carpets. A thorough cleaning job will get rid of the tiny eggs from the cracks. Dispose of the cleaning bags in an outdoor trash bag once you're done.
Remove Dresser Drawers
Bed bugs are notorious for hiding in spaces like dressers or drawers. Turn over all furniture pieces, pull them away from the wall, and inspect them thoroughly.
It's crucial to hire the services of licensed bed bug removal professionals. They have the tools, chemicals, as well as the expertise to tackle such jobs with efficiency. Besides, they will also complete the job to the highest of standards, ensuring that you wouldn’t have to deal with another infestation any time soon.