Bed bugs are a common public health pest worldwide and they have undergone a dramatic, worldwide resurgence since they have now developed resistance to common insecticides. They are one of the great travelers of the world since they are readily transported via clothing, luggage, bedding and furniture.
Treating and Controlling Bed Bugs
· Integrated Pest Management(IPM) approach
This entails multiple tactics such as preventive measures, sanitation, and chemicals applied to targeted areas.
· Point steam on them
You can acquire a simple device capable of generating steam at your local hardware store. Spray steam thoroughly at all corners and seams. Steam should be able to kill all bed bugs and their eggs.
· Vacuum your house
Vacuuming will help remove bed bugs from mattresses, walls, carpets and other affected areas. Pay attention to edges of mattresses, tufts, seams and the perimeter edge of wall to- wall carpets. The vacuum contents should then be disposed in in a sealed trash bag .Consider a vacuum with HEPA filters as it is more effective.
· Repair cracks in plaster
Repair all visible wall cracks and glue down loosened wall paper to eliminate bed bugs breeding sites.
· Consider using insecticides
Use insecticides as spot treatment to cracks and crevices where bed bugs could be hiding. In order to increase penetration of insecticides in the cracks and crevices, it is advisable that you remove accumulated dirt and debris using a vacuum cleaner.
· Enlist the services of a professional pest control firm
Experienced Pest controls firms know where to look for bed bugs, and they have a number of management tools at their disposal. Occupants will however, need to assist the professional in important ways. This is one of the most effective ways of eliminating bed bugs as there is expertise involved.
· Discard affected items
In some cases, affected items such as mattresses need to be thrown away. Since bed bugs disperse throughout the building it is important to inspect adjacent room and apartments. Destroy the discarded items completely to ensure that someone is not tempted to bring them back to the house and worsen the situation.
· Apply silica gel
Grind up some crystal of the gel and apply in all affected sites. The gel acts in a way that it gets stuck to the bug and it cannot be shaken off. The bug then dehydrates and dies.
· Use tea-tree or ti-tree oil to clean with
This oil has been found to be effective in eradicating bed bugs. Application of the oil is preceded by a thorough cleaning of the house, top to bottom, washing all beddings and clothing with a few drops of the oil added to the cleaning water. You should also vacuum and wash all carpets. Spray around the entire home, inside and out using the oil by mixing 18 oz. of water with 18b drops of tea-top oil. If your still having a problem with bed bugs visit our website http://www.allpestcontrolpros.com for professional services.