Bedbugs are everywhere and anyone can get them. They come out at night and bite you in your sleep. But the good this is that anyone can get rid of them by following the right procedures. Getting rid of bedbugs can be extremely damaging and costly. In this article, we’re going to walk you through four simple steps to eliminate bed bugs. These few steps are easy and doesn’t take much of your time. We’re going to focus only on the steps for elimination and prevention. But for tips on identifying bedbugs and more information on bed bugs control services, you can visit https://www.millerthekiller.com/services/bed-bug-control/
Step 1-Wash and Dry Linens On High Heat
You need to remove all bed linens and pillows and place them in a plastic garbage bag. Be sure to tie the top so no bugs can escape. Take these bags straight to the washing machine wash using hot water and dry out high heat for a minimum of 30 minutes. This will kill all the bedbugs in your beddings and don’t put them back, until the whole procedure is done.
Step 2-Spray Application
Prepare a ready to use bed bug killer that kills resistant bed bugs and their eggs. Pour the resistant bedbug killer into a tank sprayer. No mixing is required; you simply pour into the tank and you’ll be ready to spray. First focus on the bed and apply the liquid to the mattresses seams and the box springs according to label directions. You’ll then transition to other parts of the room where bedbugs may be hiding. Common areas include carpets and rugs, baseboards, picture frames and other cracks and crevices. Allow for up to one hour for the spray to dry and make sure that the spray is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency for use in hotels, with people and pets around. Just be sure to let the spray dry completely before re-entering the area and be sure to always follow label directions
Step 3-Powder Application
Once the spray is dried, fill your powder duster with bedbug resistance powder. The powder is great for hard-to-reach areas. Turn the duster upside down and apply a light dusting in entries, perimeters, cracks and crevices. Also don’t forget to remove cover plates to apply into walls where bugs may be hiding. The powder like the spray is going to provide a residual effect that will continue to kill and prevent, long after the initial application. Just make sure it’s kept dry to remain effective. You can also use the brush to apply the powder to hanging surfaces like the backs of mirrors, the backs of pictures furniture or the headboard
Step 4-Encase your Mattress and Box Springs
Encase your mattress and box springs with a mattress encasement cover or another cover meant for bedbugs. These encasement covers will help to prevent bed bugs from entering or exiting the mattress and eliminating hiding places. Replace the freshly washed linens on the bed to complete the treatment. Finally, it’s always a good idea to treat the rooms next to the room with bedbugs because the insects often travel through the walls and show up in rooms nearby.