Unfortunately, most of us have had the bad luck to meet at one time or another with these tiny parasites known as bed bugs. They are found mainly near or inside beds and other sleeping areas and they generally do their job at night.
One should know that their biting is not as innocent as they may think and it can cause severe adverse effects and illnesses to human beings.
So, let us have a look at some of the best tips that will help you get rid of these irritating insects once and for all.
To start with, the very first thing one should do is take a good look at the problem.
Inspect carefully infested areas, keep records of every information you gather during the process such as dates, locations and number of bed bugs. Do not forget that a really important tip you should have in mind is keeping the infestation from spreading around the house.
You need to immediately remove and if necessary discard pieces of furniture that cannot be saved as well as remove possible target pieces from the room. The next action one should take is the logical one: kill the parasites!
There are many methods available in this area (for example the use of a spray/powder – see our Bedroom Guardian Reviews here) but the best tip one could give you is to select a method that combines three important factors:
- safety and
- long-lasting results.
Let us have a closer look at the best means of killing bed bugs.
First of all, you should avoid, if possible, chemical treatments such as pesticides and focus on physical methods that combine the three factors mentioned above.
One such method is washing in laundry and drying in high temperature. Washing will kill most of the bed bugs and drying will exterminate the rest.
Surely, this method cannot be applied if the infestation has been spread to heavy furniture or mattresses. In this case, pesticides with an anti-bed bug label is the only solution that can give you effective results.
Choose the pesticide carefully and make sure you use it according to the labeled precautions. After some days, you will probably need to repeat the process in order to kill any remaining eggs.
It is true that killing bed bugs is not an easy process. It requires time, careful steps and possibly the help of expert agencies if the problem is severe. The most important thing, however, is to remember that prevention is better than cure. So, act immediately always having in mind what’s best for you and your health.