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Got Bed Bugs? Here’s Some Tips on How to Control Them

1280px-Bed_bug,_Cimex_lectulariusCimex lectularius, or bed bugs as they are more commonly known, can find their way into homes to nest. Often found in beds, these wingless insects can feed on their human hosts, creating small red welts that can range from mildly unpleasant to downright painful. Since bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, you might spot them in your home or just notice the telltale marks they leave behind. Either way, use these tips to help control them.

Remove and Wash Sheets

The first thing that needs to be done is removing any and all sheets, blankets, pillows and mattress covers from the bed. In some cases, it might be best to throw these items away, but you can also seal them in black trash bags and let them sit in the sun for several days until they are completely heated. Then, you can wash and dry them thoroughly to remove any dead bed bugs.

Vacuum Bed Thoroughly

Next, it is important to vacuum the bed, the frame, and the mattress completely. While this may not be effective when it comes to eggs, it will work well to pick up adults. Be sure to empty the vacuum bag or filter once completed and throw it away outside of the home to prevent bed bugs from making their way back into your living space.

Encase the Mattress

Mattresses are the primary place where bed bugs can be found, so many individuals opt to throw them away entirely after an infestation is noticed. However, that is not necessary. Instead, you can encase the mattress entirely. There are plastic zippered bags created for this purpose, or they may be marketed for allergy sufferers. The key is to use these and never unzip them once they have been zipped, or bed bugs could get back out of the encasing.

Use Interceptor Cups

A small plastic interceptor cup can be placed underneath the legs or posts of a bed to prevent bed bugs from climbing up into the mattress. These interceptor cups are slippery, vertical surfaces, which are difficult for bed bugs to navigate. A small moat at the bottom of the cup traps bed bugs and also shows you if there are still any in the bedroom.

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While there are several methods to remove bed bugs from the home, professional help is often best. Contact Clegg’s online or on the phone at 888-672-5344 for a complete evaluation of your home or business.

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