Pesticides alone can’t get rid of your bedbug problem. They are, at best, moderately effectual at controlling the pests. When used, pesticides should be handled with care because they are dangerous to your health. Here are some do-it-yourself methods of bedbug control.
Determine the infested rooms
Bedrooms are the most commonly affected areas. However, any room that is used for sleeping can also be infested by bedbugs. Living room sofas also provide harborage for these irritating insects. The sooner you find all their hiding spots, the faster you will be able to get rid of them before you have a full-blown infestation on your hands.
Clean up infested areas
After finding all their hiding spots, you need to strip the furniture and put it in the washing machine. These items should be washed in hot water to make sure that the insects die. Vacuum your mattresses and sofas thoroughly to remove all traces of bedbugs. When you are done vacuuming, take the vacuum outside and dispose of the bag. Buy high quality bedbug-proof encasements that are tight enough to prevent the insects from escaping. The encasement zippers should be tight enough to protect your bed from getting re-infested.
Ensure that your bed frame and headboard are free of bedbugs. Vacuuming alone will not completely remove bedbugs from your headboard because the eggs will remain. To get this job done, you need to buy insecticide sprays. Before using any insecticide, read the labels carefully. Once you ascertain that all the pests are eliminated, you should buy bedbug interceptors. These are devices that prevent bedbugs from climbing into your bed. How do they do this? They are slippery enough to hinder their ascent. If you are still experiencing bedbug infestation problems after doing all this, you should contact Dunwoody pest control professionals.