The first step to treating bedbug infestation is to identify them. You can identify them by their bite marks, welts, or blood stains on the bed sheets. They also can be hidden in cracks or seams of furniture and fabrics. If you spot one, you should bring it to an exterminator or entomologist to identify the problem.
You can use insecticides to kill the bugs, which can be purchased in liquid, dust, or aerosol form. It’s best to use a combination of the three. Vacuum inside the mattress, box spring, and bed frame, as well as inside drawers and other non-washable furniture. You can also vacuum beneath the bed and inside furniture near the bed. When using a vacuum, be sure to seal all the bags.
In case you cannot spray liquid pesticides, you can use bed bug powder. It’s best to spray around the perimeter of the room, not directly on the bed, to minimize the spread of the bugs. Be sure to use gloves and follow the directions for the pesticide. Aerosols can be bought in the same stores as sprays and can be applied to furniture, including bed frames and box springs.
Another way to get rid of bed bugs is by using heat treatment. It will kill the bugs in their eggs and larvae, and will help you avoid bedbug infestation. However, this method is more expensive than a home remedy. You might need to repeat it several times before you see any visible results. If you do find any signs of the bugs, contact your landlord immediately.