Home Cleaning Methods:
You can first try to remove bed bugs without chemicals. These bugs are enough easy to kill with high heat, or intense cold. Here are a few ways to How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs:
- Wash your clothes and bed sheets in hot water and then put them in a dryer on the highest heat setting for 30 minutes.
- Use a steamer on couches, mattresses, and other places where bed bugs can hide.
- Once you have cleaned all visible bed bugs, make the area unfriendly for bed bugs.
- Put bed bug proof covers over your mattress and box spring. Zip these covers up all the way.
- Bugs that are trapped inside the zipper will die, and new bugs would not be able to get in.
- If all these methods do not reduce the amount of the bed bugs, you may need to try an insecticide.
Non-Chemical And Chemical Treatments:
Insecticides can help to get rid of your home from bed bugs. Look for the products that are registered, and specifically noticeable for bed bugs. Here are some of insecticides you can try:
Pyrroles: Like chlorfenapyr kill bed bugs by disrupting their cells.
Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids: The most common chemicals used to kill bed bugs. But there are also some bed bugs which are resistant to them.
Neonicotinoids: These are man made type of nicotine. They damage the nervous system of bed bugs. This type of chemical works on bed bugs that have become resistant to other pesticides.
Dessicants: They destroy the protective outer coating of bed bugs. Without this coating, the bugs will dry out and die. The benefit to dessicants is that bedbugs can not become resistant to them, but they work gradually. These products can take a few months to kill off all the bugs.
Plant Oil Based Products: These are less toxic than chemical insecticides, and they work well against bed bugs.
Spray Liquid Insecticides Or Aerosols:
- Spray around and under the bed area near to bed. After removing the drawers from the furniture, the inside area should be sprayed well and the bottom and sides of the drawers.
- If there is a need to removed and laundered the clothes in the drawers then do it.
- Spray around the inside of cupboards, door frames and doors.
- Spray where the bed touches the floor, chairs and underneath the chairs.
- Spray around the windows and floor of rooms.
- Spray on drawers, both top and bottom.
- Spray dressers from below. Spray where dressers touch the floor.
- Spray all baseboards, loose plaster, beneath beds and furniture, behind bed frames, headboards, bedsprings and bed frames.
- Do not apply to furniture surfaces or mattresses where people will be laying or sitting unless using a product labeled for that type of treatment.
- Infected bedcovers should not be treated, but should be detached, placed in sealed plastic bags, and taken for laundering and drying at high temperature.