Waking up in the morning to find out you've been bitten all night by pesky bed bugs is not the right way to start your day! Don't worry because there are ways you can eliminate them from your home in Texas. Start by washing any washable items in hot water and then drying them on the highest heat setting your dryer has to kill the bed bugs. You can also vacuum cracks, crevices, and your mattresses to contain bed bugs, but make sure you dispose of the content of the vacuum bag properly.
However, your best chance at eradicating every bed bug in your home is to contact a professional bed bug control company. A professional team knows what areas to target in your property to kill all the bed bugs and ensure you're not looking at another infestation. Keep reading to learn more about what to do to eliminate these unwelcomed guests in your home.
Throw your stuff in the washer and dryer and turn the heat up.
Bed bugs can be found in numerous places, including your linens, clothes, pillows, and other places. The first step in getting rid of them is to wash everything that can be washed in hot water. Then, you'll want to put everything in the dryer and turn your dryer to the highest heat setting that it has. This is important because high heat can eliminate bed bugs and their eggs.
For items that you cannot throw into the washer like stuffed animals, shoes, and other items, put them in the dryer on the highest heat to kill any bed bugs there. We also recommend that you take extra care moving items you suspect of having bed bugs so you don't spread the infestation in other rooms inside your home.
Vacuum every corner and crack inside your home.
Bed bugs are very tiny, which means they can get into your home undetected. It also means that bed bugs can slip their way into small cracks and crevices inside your home. If you notice bed bugs, you'll want to get out your vacuum to try and vacuum them up. Vacuums have different attachments like the crevice and upholstery tool that you can use to suck bed bugs from these areas:
- Cracks between your walls and floors
- Seams of your furniture
- And any other place you can think of!
You should note that the bed bugs can survive being suctioned by the vacuum. That's why you need to seal the vacuum bag with strong tape, place it in another bag, and then discard it outside of your home. You should also clean your vacuum when you are finished to make sure that there aren't surviving bed bugs on it that could start a new infestation.
Hire professionals to get rid of the bed bug infestation.
Bed bug infestations are challenging to control, especially if you're only doing it yourself. Your best chance at getting rid of bed bugs entirely is to hire professionals to do it for you. Eliminating bed bugs from your home should be done thoroughly, and professionals know where to start and what to look for to ensure no bed bug is left behind. Leaving even one bed bug can result in another infestation you have to deal with.
As soon as you notice signs of bed bugs such as bloodied sheets or bites on your skin, contact a professional immediately to prevent the infestation from spreading.
A single female bed bug can lay up to 250 eggs in her lifetime.
Give our professionals a call today to schedule our bed bug control service!
At CitiTurf, we have been providing our bed bug control service since 2005. If you are having trouble with bed bugs, give us a call today at 972-516-0001 and we'll come out and rid your home of them. We serve residential properties in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, TX, and nearby areas.
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