Bed Bug Home Tips

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Below are several Bed Bug Home Tips to assist in the killing of bed bugs.  Note that Killing Bed Bugs is a triangular method. All three steps must be performed to be successful in keeping bed bugs away from you and your family.

These Bed Bug Home Tips will take you through the process of detecting if you have bed bugs, then through Detroying or Killing Bed Bugs and finally the last step is Detering Bed Bugs.  Detering bed bugs is also known as preventing bed bugs from coming back.

During Step (1)Detect, if Bed Bug evidence has been found, proceed to step (2)Destroy. Otherwise, proceed to (3)Deter, and keep them out for good!

Bed Bug Home Tips

Detect Bed Bugs

1. Detect: The purpose of  this Bed Bug Home Tips step is to recognize Bed Bugs in the early stages of an infestation in order to effectively treat them.

A.) Learn how to identify Bed Bugs and evidence of an infestation. Also, learn common Bed Bug hiding spots.   Bed Bug Hiding Places

B.) Inspect hiding spots daily during routine

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C.) Depending on infestation risk, periodically conduct intense inspections.

Destroy Bed Bugs

2. Destroy: If any Bed Bug evidence is discovered during an inspection, proper treatment must take place immediately. This is a critcal step in the  Bed Bug Home Tips. Treatment steps are outlined below:

A.) Use Bed Bug Contact Killing Spray OR the Residual Bed Bug Killing Spray for free roaming Bed Bugs.

B.) Implement steam clean treatment in room to kill remaining eggs and loose debris.

C.) Use PuracleenRx™  Ready to Use Disinfectant OR our Concentrated Xtreme Cleen Disinfectant to thoroughly clean carpet and then vacuum treatment in room to collect debris.

Deter Bed Bugs

3. Deter: Properly implementing this Bed Bug Home Tips step restricts areas of activity and helps maintain a Bed Bug resistant environment.

A.) Apply Diatomaceous Earth for long-term residual killing.

B.) Apply Residual Bed Bug Spray for long-term residual killing around baseboards, windows, closets, bed posts, etc.

C.) Use Mattress Covers that are approved safe for bed bugs and Implement encasement devices to entrap Bed Bugs .

D.) Treat cracks and crevices with caulking.

E.) Continue daily routine inspections.

F.) Implement careful laundry practices.

G.) Maintain good sanitation habits to reduce clutter

Video on How to Detect Bed Bugs

Facts About Bed Bugs

  • Bed bugs are not known to transmit any diseases to humans.
  • Bed bugs are making a comeback in apartment buildings, dorm rooms, hotels, hospitals and homes.
  • Bed bugs are blood-feeding parasites that bite people at night and hide during the day.
  • Bed bugs cannot fly so they infest homes by being transported in clothing, backpacks, suitcases, mattresses or other furniture.
  • Bed bugs are nuisance pests that feed on human blood. Difficult to detect, adults are russet brown and about the size of an apple seed, but nymphs are microscopic and nearly translucent. While bed bugs do not transmit disease, their bites can cause itchy, red welts, psychosomatic stress and severe allergic reactions.

Additional Resources on Bed Bugs:

Surveys on Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs in America Survey | Hulett Environmental Services
The incidence of bed bugs is three times higher in urban areas than in rural areas due to factors such as larger population size, apartment living and increased mobility, which are conducive to the rapid spread and breeding of …