Are you getting frustrated by bed bugs in your home? Don’t worry! We are here to show you some of the better ideas for bed bug control. So, get the perfect ideas on getting rid of bed bugs from this blog.
Bed bugs are small insects that search out sleeping people for a blood meal. They hide immediately after sucking out someone’s blood and can stay in hiding for as long as 400 days without another meal. They search out tight, dark, places where they can remain undisturbed. Preventing, detecting, and handling bed bugs can be highly demanding but not impossible. It is quite hard and nearly impossible to deal with a bed bug infestation by yourself. Lifting furniture, household items, and personal items are generally involved, along with properly isolating your bed.
Points to Remember:
- You should not use chemicals intended for use in the garden or for agriculture.
- You should not use products that claim to be “handmade” or “custom made.”
- Do not use products bought with someone else’s license.
Treatments for Bed Bug Pest Control:
You may have heard of vacuum treatment. The vacuuming process assists you in capturing some of the bed bugs easily. But, vacuuming in and of itself will not take care of a bed bug infestation. If you do vacuum, be sure to dispose of the vacuum bag in a plastic bag and tie it off completely. Place the plastic bag in a container outside of your home. You might want to test the vacuum machine for the remaining bugs and dispose of them to avoid spreading them. Do not ever vacuum up the bulk of diatomaceous earth as it will clog your filters and possibly destroy your vacuum.
Neuro-Toxic Insecticide Methods:
Toxic Insecticides (generally neuro-toxic) are repellants and have been the traditional means of dealing with bed bugs in the past. What does not hit the bug directly may spread the bugs farther afield as they run for cover. Toxic insecticides, by regulation, are required to only last in the environment for 30 - 90 days. Remember, bed bugs can live for 400 days! Also remember, what is neuro-toxic to the bug is neuro-toxic to you.
Steam treatment is a compelling answer for some of the bugs if you do it accurately. You use a 1-gallon steamer. This is excellent for killing bed bugs in your bed frame if it is not upholstered and has no drawers. But what about the bed bugs in the walls and under the baseboards? Or in thick padded furniture where steam can not penetrate? This method is hardly practical for ridding an entire home of bed bugs.
Dry Heat Method:
Dry heat may seem like it is just the trick! But as with insecticides, heat is a repellant and sends bugs all over seeking colder ground: cold water pipes, window frames, and between the outside wall and insulation. The insulation actually protects the bed bugs from the heat. Get the home too hot and it may destroy all kinds of home furnishings. Not hot enough; some bed bugs may remain. A Pest Management Professional is needed to attempt this program.
The IPM / Cimi-Shield Method:
Some professionals such as Bed Bugs all Gone, have spearheaded an effective way to get rid of bed bugs, even when the bugs can hang around for 400 days in hiding.
They use Cimi-Shield spray which is not a neurotoxin but will cause bed bugs to die over the entire course of their life span. It will not harm you, your children, your pets, or your plants! It is a soy-based product (think Hamburger Helper or soy latte,) that causes holes to develop in the waxy coating of the bed bug. The bed bugs dehydrate and die in 2-8 hours after walking over it. It will last in your environment for up to two years killing bed bugs, but as said, it’s not harmful to you.
Bed Bugs all Gone also uses steam heat for immediate sanitization of bed frames. They may also use dry heat for infested furniture and belongings but only within a tightly enclosed containment where bed bugs cannot escape as they flee the heat. This assures a 100% kill.
IPM measures include cloth bed bug proof mattress and box spring encapsulations that prevent bed bugs from escaping and bothering you. Special isolators under the feet of the beds prevent bed bugs from gaining access to the beds from the floor. Bed Bugs all Gone makes your bed into an “Island Fortress” which the bed bugs cannot penetrate. You sleep soundly on night one and if you keep your bed isolated, from there on after!
If you want to do bed bug control yourself, you may have a long row to hoe.
People who have dealt with bed bugs using other methods complain that “they just keep coming back.” Bed Bugs all Gone has found that this need not be true.