Bedbugs are those nasty creatures whose target is to make your life a living hell. These creatures have a unique way of sneaking into your life without letting you know. The only thing you can do is scratch your head and try to figure out where these creatures came from.
Once they are in your house, they start becoming cosy and you will start seeing them everywhere in your house like on your bed, sofa, and other furniture.
These creatures wait for you to sleep at night and the moment you doze off, they attack you and suck your blood so it is advisable to kill the bedbug, the very moment you spot one.
It is difficult to get rid of these creatures so people mostly get rid of the furniture or mattress that is infested by these small creatures.
Though replacing your furniture or mattress is not a good idea as it costs a lot to replacement so you may try these other simpler ways to get rid of them.
Let us take a look at all what actions can we take against them.
Hunt them down:
This is a foolproof way to get rid of them as if they are dead then they won’t be able to create any more nuisance in your life.
Just remember to kill the bedbug as soon as you spot one. These creatures run fast and disappear quickly so take action as quickly as possible.
Try to target their nest. The nest is the place where its offsprings are also present. If you kill them then the chances of it spreading more would become less.
The bed bugs usually hide in places like the corners of your mattress, cracks in wooden frames of the bed, deep inside your furniture, within the pages of a book, along the edges of your carpet, baseboards, and so on.
Try cleaning, vacuuming, and steaming the affected areas. These may help you get rid of bedbugs from the affected areas.
Do not think this as a difficult thing to do. All you need to do is, try to isolate the place where you suspect the presence of the bedbugs. If you think that your bedroom has become the hub for the bedbugs to infest then try to place fewer things in your bedroom as the more things you put, the more they will spread.
Do not put clothes, books, toys, or any other personal belongings on the floor as bedbugs cling to things very easily and transfer themselves to other areas as well. Just dust these items to ensure that there is no bedbug sticking to them.
Once you are done with isolation, try vacuuming and steaming along all the suspected areas and furniture in your bedroom. Try to move the steamer as slow as possible to eliminate maximum bedbugs and its eggs.
Portable bedbug heaters are also available in the market. You can use them on any surface to get rid of the bedbugs.
There are chances that even after vacuuming and steaming you won’t be able to eliminate all the bedbugs as some of them penetrate deep within the cracks of your furniture.
In order to get rid of the remaining bedbugs, you can try various powders and sprays available in the market to get rid of them.
All you need to do is sprinkle the powder or spray across the affected area and lock up the room for a few days. After that, do not just start using the room. Clean your room, wash your beddings, and then start using it.
Use the repellents with the utmost care, as these repellents are harmful to us too.
Change your bedding:
The bites from these bedbugs cause a nasty itch and sometimes results in a rash so if you think that your bed is infested with these creatures then take off your bedding, pillow covers, and bed sheets, and get rid of them. This act would prevent the further spread of these creatures to the other parts of your house.
If you do not feel like getting rid of your bedding, then wash them with hot water to kill the bedbugs if present in the bedding.
Vacuum your bed before putting on a fresh bed sheet and pillow cover.
It is difficult to get rid of bedbugs but if you do then make it a pointer to seal every possible area, where they can accumulate and generate more of their kind.
Remember that there are more important things to think about and bedbug must not be one of those things.