Your home can turn into one chaotic place during nighttime, thanks to bedbug infestation. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that they have these pests in their homes until it is too late. If your pillowcases and bed sheets are covered with unexplainable bloodstains, perhaps you should start thinking about bed bugs control services.
In the meantime, you can try several home-based control methods like the following.
Eliminate Hiding Places
If your home is cluttered, bed bugs will obviously have plenty of hiding places and you will have a hard time trying to control or exterminate them. There is no shortcut: you will need to take out all the clutter if you want to expose these flat pests.
Starve the Bed Bugs
According to Yes Pest Pros, Inc. OTC bed bug control products may not eliminate all the bed bugs in the house because these pests are hiding experts. However, there is one thing that works: keeping them from you. Fortunately, there are numerous traps in the market. Some of the most popular are scent traps and interceptor cups. If your mattress is already infested, you can trap the pests using an encasement. Some bugs can survive for even 1 year without feeding, so you had better keep the cover on for over 18 months.
Treat Your Pets
It is well known that bed bugs feed on humans, but you should not rule out the possibilities of your pet playing the host. Treat your pet plus his beddings and if need be, throw away his beddings.
Clean Items in Hot Water
Washing your dirty clothes and linens at a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit or more can rid them of bed bugs. Remember to check the wash instructions for your fabrics first to avoid damage. As you transport the items, be sure to place them in a dedicated bag; this prevents contamination.
Experts agree that the best way to win against bed bugs is to use several control methods at the same time. If you keep your house free of clutter, vacuum all cracks and joints, trap the bed bugs with encasements and treat your pets, you could eventually eliminate the bloodsuckers.