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October 12, 2013
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What to do when you have BEDBUGS!

BedBug Treatment- Preparations and Tips to keep Bedbugs from coming back

Bedbug infestations are some of the hardest pest infestations to effectively treat. The success of the treatment is in large part determined by the willingness to work with the pest control company providing bedbug treatment to your infected living space. To help prepare you for your bedbug treatment and better ensure success, we have organized some steps that you can take before and after your pest exterminator shows up to treat your home for bedbugs.

Here at Vespid Pest Control, we encounter a variety of different calls for a variety of reasons. One of the hardest pest infestations to treat and have successful results is the dreaded bed bug. Bedbugs are more resilient and more resistant to pest control treatments than any other pest, including roaches. To increase the probability that you will find success after a bed bug treatment, you must prepare.

Preparing for a bed bug treatment

Preparing for a bed bug treatment is in no way, no shape, no form an easy or pleasant task. Prepare yourself for long, tedious, exhausting and repetitive work. Repetition and thoroughness is the key to success when it comes to a bed bug treatment.

Where to start? START WITH THE BED! Typically your bed is the source of your problem. You want to remove all bedding from not only the bed, and the room, but from the living area. EVERYTHING- and I mean EVERYTHING, must be washed in HOT water (if it will not be ruined), and after washed sealed and stored outside of the living area. Remove everything that may be stored under the bed, in closets, and in dressers. WASH EVERYTHING! If it cannot be washed, prepare yourself for a hefty, yet necessary bill from your local dry cleaning service. Pull your bed away from the wall- Bedbugs will crawl and climb to get back to you, make it harder for them, not to mention- it really helps your pest control service in doing our job.

Bedbugs will hide anywhere and everywhere they can

Now, go and remove all clothing from closets, ALL CLOSETS, and ALL Dressers…. and wash them and store them in an airtight container outside of the living area. Bedbugs, and bed bug eggs can and more than likely are on everything. Even if you have additional sheets and blankets that were not on your bed, they too need to be washed.

Anything that has fibers needs to be cleaned. This includes stuffed toys, dolls, throw pillows, curtains, rugs, washcloths, towels, EVERYTHING. (I did tell you that this is not going to be fun, but it must be done to get through this). Outside of the main infected area, must also be washed, as well as carpets. We suggest renting an industrial carpet-cleaning machine to steam clean the carpets, and all furniture (including your mattress). Most steam cleaners are also okay to use on hardwood floors, and trust that if there is a way for those bedbugs to hide, they will.

Where Bedbugs Hide and Tips to Keep them Out

Bedbugs infect more than just the bed, as you know the entire house and everything in it can be infested with these insects. Once you have properly cleaned before your bed bug treatment, and your pest exterminator has come and treated your home, they will do a few things, such as bag your mattress after the treatment.

Here are a few other tips and tricks to keep you informed as to if you are still infected by bedbugs.

#1 Double Sided Tape- Double Sided tape can be placed around the crevice of the mattress, what this does is works as a trap to catch those pesky little bugs as they make there way back between the mattresses.
#2. Keep the bed pulled away from the wall- again- they are climbers
#3. Bedbugs are so little that they can hide just about anywhere, some places you wouldn’t think like wall outlets. Once you have received your bed bug treatment, keep outlet guards on all unused wall plugs. Not only do they keep children safe, they keep bedbugs out!
#4. Bedbugs love to travel; many people become infected when they are traveling. Bedbugs catch a ride in your luggage when you return home. Consider washing everything as soon as you arrive home, and taking a shower yourself. Also, to be on the safe side, store your luggage in an airtight plastic bag to keep bedbugs contained if you do in fact become infected with them. Also, an occasional cleaning couldn’t hurt either.

For more information regarding Bedbugs or to schedule your Pest Inspection, call Vespid Pest Control LLC. Don’t live with bugs when you don’t have to. Call 210-909-8858.

Here at Vespid Pest Control, we encounter a variety of different calls for a variety of reasons. One of the hardest pest infestations to treat and have successful results is the dreaded bed bug. Bedbugs are more resilient and more resistant to pest control treatments than any other pest, including roaches. To increase the probability that you will find success after a bedbug treatment, you must prepare.

Preparing for a bedbug treatment

Preparing for a bedbug treatment is in no way, no shape, no form an easy or pleasant task. Prepare yourself for long, tedious, exhausting and repetitive work. Repetition and thoroughness is the key to success when it comes to a bedbug treatment.

Where to start? START WITH THE BED! Typically your bed is the source of your problem. You want to remove all bedding from not only the bed, and the room, but from the living area. EVERYTHING- and I mean EVERYTHING, must be washed in HOT water (if it will not be ruined), and after washed sealed and stored outside of the living area. Remove everything that may be stored under the bed, in closets, and in dressers. WASH EVERYTHING! If it cannot be washed, prepare yourself for a hefty, yet necessary bill from your local dry cleaning service. Pull your bed away from the wall- Bedbugs will crawl and climb to get back to you, make it harder for them, not to mention- it really helps your pest control service in doing our job.

 

Bedbugs will hide anywhere and everywhere they can

Now, go and remove all clothing from closets, ALL CLOSETS, and ALL Dressers…. and wash them and store them in an airtight container outside of the living area. Bedbugs, and bedbug eggs can and more than likely are on everything. Even if you have additional sheets and blankets that were not on your bed, they too need to be washed (if possible, wash in HOT water).

Anything that has fibers needs to be cleaned. This includes stuffed toys, dolls, throw pillows, curtains, rugs, washcloths, towels, EVERYTHING. (I did tell you that this is not going to be fun, but it must be done to get through this).  Outside of the main infected area, must also be washed, as well as carpets. We suggest renting an industrial carpet-cleaning machine to steam clean the carpets, and all furniture (including your mattress). Most steam cleaners are also okay to use on hardwood floors, and trust that if there is a way for those bedbugs to hide, they will-clean everything you can possibly clean.

Where Bedbugs Hide and Tips to Keep them Out

Bedbugs infect more than just the bed, as you know the entire house and everything in it can be infested with these insects. Once you have properly cleaned before your bed bug treatment, and your pest exterminator has come and treated your home, they will do a few things, such as bag your mattress after the treatment.

Here are a few other tips and tricks to keep you informed as to if you are still infected by bedbugs.

#1 Double Sided Tape- Double Sided tape can be placed around the crevice of the mattress, what this does is works as a trap to catch those pesky little bugs as they make there way back between the mattresses.

#2. Keep the bed pulled away from the wall- again- they are climbers

#3. Bedbugs are so little that they can hide just about anywhere, some places you wouldn’t think like wall outlets. Once you have received your bed bug treatment, keep outlet guards on all unused wall plugs. Not only do they keep children safe, they keep bedbugs out!

#4. Bedbugs love to travel; many people become infected when they are traveling. Bedbugs catch a ride in your luggage when you return home. Consider washing everything as soon as you arrive home, and taking a shower yourself. Also, to be on the safe side, store your luggage in an airtight plastic bag to keep bedbugs contained if you do in fact become infected with them. Also, an occasional cleaning couldn’t hurt either.

For more information regarding Bedbugs or to schedule your Pest Inspection, call Vespid Pest Control LLC. Don’t live with bedbugs when you don’t have to. Call 210-909-8858.