Controlling Bed Bugs


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Controlling Bed Bugs

Importance of Cleaning Mattress and Box Spring

We hope that you’ve been able to make a decision as to how you are going to control this bed bug infestation problem. If you haven’t decided or haven’t been successful controlling bed bugs in your home, just give us a call. It’s FREE! We’ll provide you with step by step instruction on how to get rid of bed bugs fast and easy.

One of the most important things to do is to kill bed bugs mattress & box spring. You should inspect your mattress and box spring thoroughly. Look for the bedbugs and the light-brown, molted skins of the nymphs. Dark spots of dried bed bug excrement along mattress seams are usually present and a definite tell tale sign of a bed bug infestation.

Inspect your mattress for any rips or tears — they easily hide in those areas. You won’t find much on the top mattress; if the bed bugs have nested on the mattress, it is usually the box spring which bed bugs prefer to call home.

Turn the box spring over. Then remove the gauze fabric to gain access for inspection and possible treatment. The frame of the box spring is a common hiding place and presents the most likely place you will find them.

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While you have the bed taken apart, it is important that you give it a good vacuum before you treat and put it back together. The bed bug eggs are usually well hidden and even a strong vacuum is not likely to dislodge all of them from their grip. Afterwards, dispose of the vacuum contents in a sealed trash bag immediately. This method may help you, but is not likely to get rid of these disgusting bedbugs completely. It is not likely they will disappear from your home on their own accord. Some sort of bed bug treatment or bed bug spray will need to be implemented.

Encase your mattress and box spring, to trap any bed bugs remaining in your mattress and to prevent bed bugs from re-infecting your mattress and box spring.   A zippered mattress protector that is bed bug proof is essential for this.

Controlling Bed Bugs Infestations & Prevention

Cast off bed bug skinCast off bed bug skins (Dr. Harold Harlan)

Controlling Bed Bugs is fairly easy if you follow the EPA’s Integrated Pest Management suggestions.  Below is what they recommend..

Bed bugs are very successful hitchhikers, moving from an infested site to furniture, bedding, baggage, boxes, and clothing. Although they typically feed on blood every five to ten days, bed bugs can be quite resilient; they are capable of surviving over a year without feeding.

Controlling Bed Bugs precautions in your home:

A few simple precautions can help prevent bed bug infestation in your home:

  • Controlling Bed Bugs in general– Check secondhand furniture, beds, and couches for any signs of bed bug infestation, as described below before bringing them home.
  • Controlling Bed Bugs on your mattress Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs which eliminates many hiding spots. The light color of the encasement makes bed bugs easier to see. Be sure to purchase a high quality encasement that will resist tearing and check the encasements regularly for holes.
  • Controlling Bed Bugs in your home – Reduce clutter in your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.
  • Controlling Bed Bugs When traveling:
    • In hotel rooms, use luggage racks to hold your luggage when packing or unpacking rather than setting your luggage on the bed or floor.
    • Check the mattress and headboard before sleeping.
    • Upon returning home, unpack directly into a washing machine and inspect your luggage carefully.

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Facts about Bed Bugs

  • Bed bugs feed for a period of 3 to 5 minutes, after which they are engorged and drop off the host.
  • Bed bugs can live a long time without a meal, so it is best to leave the cover on the mattress for at least a year.
  • Bed Bugs 101 is available as an Online Resource, but you may also click the ” Printer Friendly Version ” link to print out the entire document.
  • Bed bugs were a common problem in the United States up through the World War II era.
  • Bed bugs lack wings and therefore they do not fly, but they are capable of moving swiftly on both horizontal and vertical surfaces.

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