Bed bugs are a terrible thing to get in your home, and they are often more common than you would think. However, most people only get them in their homes if they’ve stayed somewhere that was infested by them, like a hotel or motel. Then they hitch a ride back to your home in your luggage, and they wreak havok.
Bed bugs are a nuisance and they need to be dealt with quickly and swifty. First, you need to determine whether you have them, then it’s time to get rid of them. There are a few steps to getting rid of them, and it could cost you a little money, like the need to buy a new mattress.
Do You Have Bed Bugs?
Been having some mysterious itches lately? Have you been noticing little spots of blood on your bedding when you get up in the morning? Not cure what’s causing it? It could be bed bugs.
These nasty little blood suckers (yes, they lioterally feed off human blood) could be the culprit, and if you don’t get rid of them quickly your infestation could get bad, and you could spread it to any other place you might stay, even a friend’s house.
Bad bugs are little rust colored bugs, about the size of an apple seed. They come out at night to feed, and your best bet to find them is looking for dead ones in your bedding and on the floor around your bed. Once you know you have a bed bug infestation it’s time to deal with it.
Getting Rid Of Them
Once you have discovered your bed bug problem, your first step is to use some bug spray made specifically for these critters. Once that is done, your next step is to strip the bed, and grab up any clothing or other linens that have been in the vicinity of the infestation. Toss all that stuff in a hot water load in the wash machine, and follow it by drying them on high.
While all of that is going on, vacuum the bedroom floor, and your mattress as well. If you chose a spray that also kills eggs you may be OK after following these steps. If you are still concerned, it may be time to invest in a new mattress, and there are certain steps you need to take with that old mattress.
Do not donate your bug infested mattress (that’s just nasty). Instead, slash it with a knife so that it looks unusable, wrap it in some plastic, and put a sign on it saying it has been infested with bed bugs. This way once it’s at the roadside no one will pick it up thinking it’s a perfectly good mattress. And, before you move your new mattress in, make sure you’ve cleaned your bedroom and bedding well!