Bed bugs are very tiny pests that can back a punch. They can bite and leave you with welts on your body that can be quite itchy. These bite marks can be anywhere on your body but are usually on the torso, arms, and legs. These pests can be found in a bedroom, but they can also be anywhere in your home, which is why they are so difficult to get rid of once they have inhabited your home and taken it over. Read on for tips to help you get rid of bed bugs from your home.
Vacuum your entire house daily to help get rid of any bed bugs that are in your carpeting, along your baseboards, or on your hardwood floors. Vacuum thoroughly, and then remove the entire vacuum from your home when you are finished to empty the contents outside. The canister may contain living bed bugs, and you don't want them getting out and into your house. Remove the canister, empty it into a garbage bag, and then seal it tightly to toss into a trash receptacle.
Change Your Bed Sheets Often
Wash and change your bed sheets often, especially if you have seen bed bugs in your bed. Be sure to protect your mattress and your bed by putting your mattress into a mattress bag. These bags are made to prevent bed bugs from getting back into your bed. You'll have to cover your box spring as well if you have one. Wash your bedding, pillows, and all blankets in hot water, and then dry them in the hottest setting possible. Anything that is not able to be washed should be put into a garbage bag and sealed tightly for a few days to kill bed bugs that may be present.
You can set traps for bed bugs around the legs of furniture, especially the legs of your bed frame and other furniture where you may have seen bed bugs. Place the shallow disc-shaped trap at the base of the legs. The idea is that when the bed bugs go to crawl up the trap, they become trapped in the walls of the trap, not allowing them to escape. These traps can be used over and over again, but they should be cleaned out often.
If you have bed bugs in your home, it's time to take control before they take over your entire home. Call a bed bug control company for help with this pest issue.