How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs Yourself Quickly and Inexpensively

Bed bugs can be incredibly difficult to get rid of. Whether you hire a pest control company or get rid of them yourself, they may still survive the first attempt to get rid of them.

Now you are about to learn the basic procedure of how to get rid of bed bugs yourself quickly and cheaply. You can get rid of the little bloodsuckers by doing your own extermination treatment at home. The truth is, if you do it correctly, it can be as effective as hiring an exterminator to do it for you.

Most pest control companies will blame you if your infestation returns after completing the treatment. If you hire and pay them, most of them offer no guarantee that the bugs will go away. Because they can’t really make that claim because any number of circumstances could bring the infestation back home.

If you hire an exterminator to treat you and the problem returns soon after, the money you spent will be gone and you will have to pay again. If you do your own extermination at home and they return, you can apply the treatment again. Buying your own supplies can be much less expensive than hiring a professional pest control company.

In order for you to successfully apply your own home treatment, you will need to invest in your own products and supplies. Once you’ve ordered the required products, you’re ready to go ahead with your DIY bed bug treatment. You will have an initial treatment and then two to four follow-up treatments every two weeks.

Step 1 is preparation. You will want to go home and dispose of any items that you no longer want or use. The more clutter you have, the more places they will have to hide. Remove all clutter from the floor.

Next, you want to wash your sheets, pillowcases, and blankets. Wash your bedding in hot water. Then dry on high heat for 45 minutes to an hour. For the next several months, you may want to do this every week.

Then vacuum the floor very thoroughly. Make sure to vacuum the edges of the carpet and the edges of all the furniture.

Move your bed a few inches from the wall and all other furniture. Keep it that way for the next several months, until you complete all follow-up treatments. This will make it harder for them to access you while you sleep.

Step 2 apply the spray. This is where you start killing bed bugs yourself. It is important that you invest in a powerful treatment spray. There are many brands of spray available. You will find some brands that come in small spray bottles. You need one of the sprays that comes in a large gallon container with the special spray nozzle attachment.

Make sure to be very thorough in your spray treatment. Spray behind wall hangings, behind electrical outlets, behind and under all furniture, inside drawers, under lamps and table lamps, your mattress, etc. You will probably want to wear a mask and goggles during treatment.

Step 3 put on a bed bug mattress cover. After the spray dries, you’ll want to put a protective cover over the mattress, box spring, and pillows. The protective cover will catch any bed bugs that are still alive and protect your mattress from being vulnerable to the new bed bugs that are hiding there. This is a great step to prevent another infestation from breaking out.

Step 4 apply diatomaceous earth to protect you and your home. Diatomaceous earth is also called bed bug dust. They die when they come into contact with it.

After your spray treatment dries, it’s a great idea to apply diatomaceous earth. You want to apply it in many of the same places as the spray treatment. Make sure to apply the powder to your legs and the base of your bed so that bloodsuckers cannot access you while you sleep. Also, apply to the base of all internal walls, furniture, and electrical outlets.

Step 5 Apply the same treatment process to all other rooms in your home. These pests rarely stay in the bedroom. As the infestation grows, they will spread to other areas of your home. One area you will likely find them hiding in is on your couch. These nocturnal insects hide during the day and feed at night. When hiding, they generally hide close to where humans spend most of their time. You will find them in layers, chairs and other furniture.

That’s all you need to do for your own bed bug treatment at home. Again, they are tough and reproduce at a rapid rate. It is extremely important that you have 2-4 follow-up treatments every two weeks.

You can kill bed bugs yourself and get rid of them forever. Be patient and be thorough. You can be successful in exterminating your home.

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