If your home is plagued with bed bugs, you should try to eliminate the source of the infestation. This can be a variety of things, including poor extermination or carrying contaminated items that are home to the bugs. The best way to prevent reinfestation is to vacuum regularly and get rid of any debris that may harbor the insects. Vacuuming regularly will also help to trap eggs and nymphs. It is also helpful to avoid changing the rooms you stay in.
One common reason why bed bugs keep coming back after extermination is that people only treat a small room, assuming that the insects will die in other areas of the home. However, this approach will leave the bugs exposed to the same pesticides, which will cause them to reappear.
Once you’ve successfully treated a room, it’s important to remember that bed bugs will often hide in closets, so it is important to store infested items in a sealed plastic bag until the problem is solved. Another option is to move the infested items to the laundry room or hallway to avoid re-infestation.
Heat treatment is a powerful way to kill bed bugs. It is also one of the most effective treatments for the pest, as bed bugs die at sixty degrees Celsius or 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re worried that a DIY treatment is ineffective, you can try using a chemical agent called Vikane, which penetrates all voids in a home and kills the bugs.