There are a few things you should do to keep your furniture and mattress free of bed bugs. Pay special attention to the seams, baseboards, and legs of your furniture. If you find any of these areas infested with bed bugs, it might be time to disassemble the pieces. Once disassembled, you can apply insecticide dust to the pieces and place traps under the feet. After treating the furniture, you should keep monitoring it for infestation.
If you are planning to treat your bedbug problem yourself, you should always follow the instructions on the product label. Insecticides used during treatment should be applied in the right areas. However, you should not use over-the-counter pesticides as they can interfere with other efforts to control the infestation. To keep bed bugs out of your home, you should wash all the bed linens in hot water and dry them thoroughly. In addition, you should also keep your beds away from walls and furniture.
You need to treat your home at least twice a week. It may take several visits to completely eliminate the infestation. You should also keep checking for activity on a daily basis. The activity of bed bugs will indicate whether or not the treatment is working.