Steps For How to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

In learning how to get rid of bed bugs you must first learn how to identify that the offending insects are, in fact, bed bugs. Typically, you establish that you have bed bug infestation by identifying whether there are small amounts of blood on your mattress or bedding. These insects feed off their victims by biting and drawing blood from the body. If you find blood, then you do have bed bugs. And it is time that you learned the next steps in ridding your home of the hindrance. You should begin by enclosing all of your bedding, pillows, and any decorative items you place on your bed into trash bags. You should use black bags as darker colors capture heat from the sun. Additionally, you need to enclose your mattress and box springs into black plastic either by stapling it securely over the entire structure or by purchasing bags large enough to enclose them.

Your best option for killing these insects is to utilize extreme heat to suffocate them. Placing your bedding, mattresses, and other items outdoors in direct sunlight will create a sauna within the black bags. If your local region does not have temperatures of at least 80 degrees consider utilizing heating lamps or small heaters to apply extreme heat to the bags. Allow the items to remain in the sunlight or in direct heat for at least 12 hours if possible to ensure that the bed bugs do not survive. Next, remove all of your bedding, pillows, and decorative items from the bags. Do not bring any of these bags back into your home. Place all items into your dryer on high heat. Allow them to remain in your dryer for at least one hour if not longer. This will ensure that any bed bug that did survive, do not live beyond the additional exposure to extreme heat.

Utilize bug repellents to ensure that the bedding and beds do not become infested again. You should coat the mattress and box springs with this repellent allow adequate time for it to dry. Apply this repellent to your bedding and pillows as well and ensure you that you know how to get rid of bed bugs for good.