Dead Bed Bugs education series on bed bugs. http://deadbedbugs.com/bed-bug-articles/bed-bug-control/ This video covers bed bug control and tips on preventing bed bugs from spreading through your home.
The first and foremost step to control the bed bugs is about doing some homework related to bed bug. This includes investigating all areas of home for any size bed bug with the help of bright flash light or magnifying glass. Bed bugs are noticeable due to their distinct smell. Also, they leave reddish brown stain on the bed mattress. Typically, nothing should be left while inspecting for such insects, especially any corner of the home which you think can be the harborage of bed bug. Secondly, you should be well prepared in order to get rid of such insects.
Bed covers, blankets, comforter, shams etc. should be washed with hot water. Personal efforts along with pest control contractor can play a significant role in thorough cleaning of the premises. Moreover, special vacuum tools can be used to eradicate bed bugs from deep harborage such as under dashboards, under carpets etc. However, there are numerous indirect measures to prevent bed bug such as keeping birds and bats away from houses, renovating wall and ceiling cracks, caulking windows and doors; in short removing any kind of debris in home.
Additionally, bed bugs are managed by implementing physical and chemical controls.
• Physical controls:
Physical control methods are facile and manageable and include dipping the legs of bed in soapy water, covering the legs of the bed with petroleum jelly or double sided tape. Since bed bugs cannot fly or climb the smooth surfaces, bed legs can also be placed in the glass jars or metal cans. Last but not the least, sleeping in high neck and full sleeves night suits can be the optimum solution to prevent bed bug bites.
• Chemical controls:
Chemical controls are also uncomplicated and simply needs the usage of some effective residual insecticides in cracks and crevices. Furthermore, sprays containing natural pyre thins and sorptive dust are the most effective treatments in difficult situations. Lastly, many inorganic materials such as silica gel, boric acid etc. can be used as a long term control in indoor environment.
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