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Killing bed bugs yourself can be a daunting task. They can hide under base boards, the back of dresser drawers, behind light switches... just about anywhere. The adult bed bug is about the size of an apple seed and flat, until they feed that is. While bed bugs are not a heath danger (do not carry or transmit diseases), they are enough to keep you awake at night just thinking about them. A single bed bug bite can easily be mistaken for a mosquito bite and written off as such giving them time to multiply. Once you find one you can be assured that there are hundreds if not thousands more.
In the long run, a full blown infestation might require a professional exterminator. After all, how many is to many? Before you decide to take action, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Bed bugs can live a year without feeding on a hosts blood (usually you). An adult female can lay 200 - 500 eggs in her lifetime. It generally takes an egg 50 days to mature. So whether you're a do-it-yourselfer or hire a pro, it will take several treatments and constant observation. With that said... If the problem has not gotten to far out of control there are several ways to win the fight against bedbugs. The first 3 listed here are required no matter what you do next
1* Wash everything in site in the hottest water you can find. Begbugs start dying off at around 114 degrees F. Then use a dryer on its hottest setting. Not out on the line to air dry. Temperature is key. In hot, dry climates (Phoenix for example) it is just as effective to out your bedding and cloths in a black garbage bag and set it out in the sun for an afternoon.
2* Vacuum. Vacuum every corner, crook and cranny. Vacuum the drapes, the box springs, the furniture, etc. Vacuum like your life depended on it. Bed bugs are not dirty critters. They don't care about crumbs or old food like cockroaches. But they need vacuumed up and then take the whole vacuum cleaner outside to change bags... Vacuum again.
3* Steam Clean. Now that you have their attention, combine #1 and #2. Put hot, HOT water in the steam cleaner and go over the room again.
4* Just as effective as heat is, cold works also. Problem is that it needs to stay below freezing for 2 weeks to work.
5* Biological warfare. Prior to WWII beg bugs were all but eliminated. Around that time the government outlawed DDTs. Sense then there numbers have been rising and forced tamer chemicals and traps. There are numerous chemicals on the market but nearly all of them are not intended to touch the skin. These are best meant for non-traffic areas, box springs, drapes, etc.
6* Mattress Bags. Depending on the level of bedbug infestation, your best bet may be to discard the mattress all together. For milder cases, the chemicals from #5 can be sprinkled on and injected into the mattress before you seal it in a waterproof mattress bag. They start at about $60 and go up depending on the size needed.
7* Diatomaceous Earth. This is the alternative to harsh chemicals. It is an all natural powder ground up from little tiny fossils of single-celled algae. They even put it in dog food as a preservative. On a microscopic level it has jagged edges that cut and kill the bedbugs as they crawl across it. Basically it is just dirt.
8* Traps and Tape. This is more for monitoring but flypaper, roach traps and the like will allow you to keep tabs on how effective your efforts have been so far. And then from any shipping supply store you can pickup double sided sticky tape to wrap around the sides of the mattress. Yet another way to trap and monitor bed bug traffic.
9* Thyme and tree leaf oil. These are a repellent more then anything else. It does not kill them. They get a whiff of it and head the other way. But remember that bed bugs can live a year without feeding so they are still reproducing.
10* Neem. Neem oil and neem extract. If you find that you have been attacked by bed bugs, this will sooth the itching and moisturize the skin. Matter of fact it is good for the skin whether you have bed bugs or not. Bonus is that it keeps the bedbugs off of you while sleeping.
There we have 7 ways to kill bed bugs and a few ways to monitor your progress in controlling bed bugs. The more you combine the above recommendations the better luck you will have before the need for an exterminator. Just a work of warning though... if you do break down and need to hire an exterminator, they will ask you to clean up anyway before they even show up. Get rid of clutter. ' ziplock ' bag all cloths, bedding, sheets, and so on. Vacuum and basically do everything mentioned above in 1 though 3.
In closing, know that before you begin, it will take weeks and months of constant cleaning, washing, monitoring, vacuuming over and over again to successfully kill the bed bugs throughout there whole life cycle. And hopefully you can catch it before it spreads through out the house. All it takes is a couple of stowaways in the laundry, luggage, sleeping bags or any fabric that you tote around.
Bed bug infestations can destroy your home and your belongings. If they are not exterminated, these tiny bloodsuckers can do so much damage it can be irreparable. Luckily, there are ways to banish these damaging insects before they do too much damage.
Your clothing and bed linens are the first thing you should treat when you want to get rid of bed bugs. Heat treatment is an effective way to help get rid of your infestation. When you discover these tiny and irritating insects, you need to wash all clothing and bed linens in hot water. The hot water helps kill the bugs. As an added measurement, wash your linens and clothing twice with hot water. After you wash your belongings, put them in a dryer and dry them on high heat. Dry the clothing and linens for as long as possible. Once the dryer shuts off, dry everything again. The key to heat treating these annoying parasites is to expose them to as much high heat as possible. If you do not use enough heat, this treatment will not work.
Vacuuming and Steam Treatments
Vacuuming every area of the house can help get rid of bugs that are not hiding in light switches and floor cracks. When you clean the house, you need to eliminate the bugs from couches and other furniture, as well. Vacuuming and steam treatments are effective but only if you put forth the effort to thoroughly clean everything. Often, these unwanted pests tend to burrow down into cracks and corners, as well as wall switches. While sucking up the little guys and blasting them with steam heat might get rid of the few that scurry around out in the open, it might not get rid of the ones burrowed down in floor cracks and walls. When you use these methods to get rid of unwanted bug infestations, it is advisable to continuously clean all areas of the house over a period of several days. This ensures that these undesirable intruders are completely killed and do not come back.
One method of treating bed bugs is in the form of a non-toxic dust called Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Bed bugs that come into contact with this dust dry out and die. When you want to use Diatomaceous Earth, you must liberally sprinkle it around the perimeter of each room in your house. Bed bugs will typically walk through the powder and end up coating themselves. This is enough for them to dehydrate and die. While this may be effective in treating bed bugs, if the bugs do not come into contact with the powder, it will not work.
Insecticides, Sprays and Bombs
There are a variety of bed bug insecticide sprays on the market. Although insecticides can help reduce your problem, they are not effective entirely on their own. A combination of spraying with insecticides, thoroughly cleaning and vacuuming can greatly improve the effectiveness of insecticide spray. There are a variety of "green" bed bug sprays on the market as well. Just like insecticide, these sprays should be used in addition to thorough cleaning and vacuuming. The use of bug bombs and foggers will not help your problem. These methods can actually make the problem worse by spreading the parasites around.
Calling a professional exterminator to get rid of an infestation is an ideal way to help remedy the situation. However, when you decide to call for help, make sure the exterminator knows how to correctly deal with bed bugs. An exterminator that does not have the experience or knowledge of what these pesky little bugs can do, can potentially make the problem worse by using the wrong chemicals or methods of elimination.
A bed bug infestation does not mean you have to get rid of your things. If you work hard to eliminate all traces of these annoying little insects, you can restore your home to its original state.