Bed bugs are notoriously hard to get rid of. Even harsh insecticides are not guaranteed to kill these bugs. They have the ability to multiply quickly and can survive long periods without feeding. In addition to their nocturnal nature, they are also incredibly hard to spot. Because of this, you may have to use multiple methods of bed bug removal to fully eliminate an infestation.
The most effective way to eliminate bed bugs is to find out where they hide. A good place to check for infestation is under your bed. Check any used furniture or linens for signs of infestation. You can also put used clothes through the dryer. If you suspect that you have an infestation, contact a professional to inspect the property.
Another effective way to prevent bedbug infestations is to reduce the clutter in your home. A cluttered home has many hiding spaces for bedbugs. To minimize the number of hiding spaces, reduce the amount of furniture and upholstered furniture. Remove any oversized blankets or cardboard as these may act as a ladder for bed bugs to climb. Additionally, use insect interceptors in the legs of your bed. These small plastic containers are coated with talcum powder and will discourage bedbugs from climbing.
Using a vacuum cleaner can also help to get rid of bedbugs. You should put your vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag to avoid spreading the bugs. Also, make sure to thoroughly clean your carpets and rugs. You can also use a duct tape to seal any cracks and openings in your home.