Bed bugs can live anywhere in the home, including your mattress and other items. They can live for up to a year without food and can fit in cracks, crevices, and mattress seams. It is important to inspect all areas of your home for these creatures. In addition to the bed, you should look for the bugs’ eggs and immatures. You should also look for any shed skin.
Unlike chemical treatments, heat treatment does not leave behind residual effects, and it does not form a protective barrier. Non-chemical measures to prevent the bedbugs from coming back include removing clutter and cleaning bedding. In some cases, you may need to completely evacuate your home before the treatment. Make sure to remove any heat-sensitive items from your home as well.
Using a vacuum will help remove any dead or live bedbugs. You should then dispose of the vacuum bag in an outdoor trashcan. Also, removing furniture covers and stuffing will allow you to better monitor bedbug activity. Ensure that the treatment method you choose is safe and effective and that it is legal.
After completing the treatment, it is important to clean all upholstered items thoroughly. You should also take the time to vacuum the affected area, removing any dirt or debris that might be hiding in the corners of your home. This will help get rid of any hiding spots for the bedbugs. You should also clean and treat your clothes, especially those that were used for sleeping.