Important Steps to Take if Your Home Has Been Infested With Bed Bugs

by | Jul 15, 2019 | Pest Control

Whether they hitched a ride home on your luggage or they found their way to your room from the apartment next door, bed bugs can be a major nuisance that can strike at any time. If a bed bug inspection service in NYC has confirmed the presence of these incessant pests, it’s time to take action to remove them and prevent them from causing you any further pain.

Clean Everything Soft
Everything soft, including sheets, blankets, pillows and pillowcases, and even the clothes you wear in bed must be thoroughly cleaned to remove and kill the bed bugs that have made your home their own. Use hot water to wash linens. After a good wash, thoroughly dry the linens using your dryer’s highest setting to kill those bugs for good.

Vacuum Away
While the linens are washing, it’s important that you thoroughly clean everything that’s left behind. Start by scrubbing your mattress with a dry stiff-bristle brush to loosen any bed bugs that have had a chance to attach themselves to the mattress fibers. Then, using your vacuum’s hose attachment, carefully vacuum every square inch of your mattress, box spring, and bed frame. Also, you’ll want to vacuum the entire room that the infested bed is in to ensure any bed bugs that have gotten away will be taken care of. If your vacuum has a bag, you’ll want to remove the bag when you’re done, then place it in an airtight plastic bag and throw it away.

Prepare for the Future
One reason that bed bugs are so persistent is that they can live for up to a year without a single feed. Short of buying a brand-new mattress and box spring, you’ll need to ensure that any bed bugs you missed are killed to prevent a future infestation. To accomplish this, you’ll want to place your mattress and box spring in a plastic or tightly woven fabric bag. Zip the bag up and then leave it on for a year (or more) to kill those bed bugs once and for all. After a year, you’ll want to schedule a follow-up bed bug inspection service in NYC to ensure you’ve reached the finish line.

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