Where do Bed Bugs Hide

Since the Bed bugs may hide or deposit eggs in or on virtually ANYthing within infested bed bugrooms you need to deal with every object in the room. The customer has a huge part to play in this, beginning with ensuring that they do not take items from their home and transport the problem to someplace else. If they choose to stay away a few days they need to wear clothing that has been laundered or run through the hot dryer and then placed directly into a sealed plastic bag. They should not take a suitcase or any other luggage from the Home. You may Contaminate or re-infest the Home with Bed Bugs or Bedbug Eggs.

Bed bugs were once on the down low but have now returned with vengeance or as some may say a bed bug epidemic is on the rise. With this ever growing problem it is key to learn what a bed bug is, where they hide and how to get ride of them and keep them gone for good.

What should you look for? Rusty spots or actual bugs along the mattress seams and headboard. Also, one of the most important things to remember is never, ever pick up discarded furniture on the side of the road. You never know if there are bed bugs lurking in that free recliner chair and it’s wise to know this is one of the most common ways to pick up bed bugs and cause an infestation in your own home.

Those store brought bombs will not kill an infestation off bed bugs in your home. Professional strength fumes will be key. (This can be pricey) Also getting rid of precious furniture and clothes is a waste of money since they could be hiding anywhere and you risk spreading the infestation when you start to move things. So anything suspect, like mattresses, box springs, shoes, purses, toys, clothes etc, should be sprayed with alcohol (which doesn’t kill them but only irritates the hell out of them and brings them out) then put your stuff into plastic bags and inspected one bag at a time before placing back into closet, drawer, etc. Meanwhile professionals should treat furniture, crevices, and rooms before bringing personal belongings back into room. One good trick (putting clothes in the dryer for about 30-40 min will produce heat that will kill off any live bugs or potential eggs. You can buy those plastic bed covers from walmart to cover mattress, but have mattress treated first! Hope this helps. The store brought bed bug spray is also just a temp fix. Take that with you when you travel.

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