The first step in eliminating bed bugs is to make sure the environment is clean. Empty the trash and recycle bins. Make sure to remove any plastic bags and paper grocery/shopping bags from the kitchen area. Vacuum the house regularly. Pay special attention to cloth furniture and use a crevice tool to reach hidden places like behind baseboards. When finished, discard the garbage or plastic bags.
If bedbugs are a serious problem, you must take immediate measures to prevent the infestation from getting worse. You can call a pest control service to eliminate the problem. These professionals are trained to use various methods to get rid of bedbugs. They may use steam cleaning, vacuuming, heat treatments, and other physical methods.
Before you call in the professionals to exterminate bedbugs, check your upholstered furniture for any bites. You should also check the upholstered furniture’s legs and folds to determine if it is contaminated with bedbugs. You must also prepare the room for treatment. A professional pest control company will use stronger pesticides.
Insecticides are available at stores, but they are not powerful enough to completely eliminate the problem. As a result, most people will need the help of a professional to get rid of the bedbug infestation. They should also wash the bed sheets regularly.