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8/7/2017 0 Comments
DIY Bedbug Removal Options
Hiring a professional exterminator to get rid of bedbugs can be costly. It can cost you a great deal of money you don’t have right now and precious time you won’t get back. The common mistake of people is to think that their only option is to hire exterminators to help them with their bedbug problems. Well, there are a couple of things you can do on your own and it doesn’t even need to involve a lot of money. All you need is to be resourceful in dealing with those pesky bedbugs. Here are some DIY bed buy removal options you can consider.
For starters, you need to identify the area where bedbugs have infested and isolate it right away. This should be done to prevent them from multiplying further and causing more hassle to your family. Once you have accomplished this step, the next thing you should do is to clean the items where these be found. In doing so, you are destroying the place where they thrive even before they can cause more harm.
A good way to get rid of bedbugs after you have cleaned your mattresses is to use steam. Basically, steam is used to disinfect items, such as baby bottles, from harmful bacteria. Steam can also be used to kill bedbugs and decontaminate the infected area. To achieve this, just use a clothes dryer and set the device on its highest setting on your mattress.
Another solution that’s readily available for you is to use a cold treatment solution. All you need to do is place the infected items inside a freezer and leave it for a given amount of time. The low temperatures will render these items unlivable for bedbugs and eliminate them in the process. The only drawback with this method is you can only apply it items that fit inside your freezer.
If you feel the first two DIY solutions aren’t working, you can opt to use desiccants to eliminate bedbugs. Basically, desiccants cause drying and they would be optimal to transform your mattresses into inhospitable environments for bedbugs. Furthermore, bedbugs cannot adapt any form of resistance against desiccants when it is applied to mattresses and other household items. Do remember not to use food or pool-grade desiccants because it is harmful to humans when it is inhaled. Don’t worry too if it takes a long time for the effects to show. Desiccants can take up to a couple of months before totally killing all bedbugs.
When all else fails, you can go for pesticides. These products can be bought easily from a store and can be easily applied to infected areas in your home. When going for this option, you have to check first if these pesticides are registered with the EPA and contain proper label directions. Apply them too while wearing protection to your nose, eyes, mouth, and hands to prevent any disease or skin irritation from occurring.
If you don’t want to go through this hassle or if your bedbug problem has gone from bad to worse, there are always dependable pros from Jersey City Exterminators who will help you out. Give us a call today, and we can provide you with a free quote
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