THE LIFESTYLE OF A BED BUG

HOW TO GET RID OF BEDBUGS

Getting rid of bed bugs begins with scheduling a thorough inspection with your Pro Chem Pest Management team member.

Contrary to popular belief and online information, it is not easy to eradicate bed bugs without professional assistance.  To completely and effectively remove bedbugs from your home, a professional bedbug removal program should be designed for your specific infestation. 

Some steps that your Pro Chem Pest Management team member may recommend might include but are not limited to:

  • Removing clutter

  • Heat treating all linen, fabric and clothing in the dryer for a minimum of 30 min. (Do not wash first.)

  • Use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming.

  • Vacuum your bed and surrounding area frequently. After vacuuming, immediately place the vacuum cleaner bag in a plastic bag and place in garbage can outdoors.

  • Encase mattress and box springs with a tightly woven, zippered cover to keep bedbugs from entering or escaping. Bedbugs may live up to a year without feeding, so keep the cover on your mattress for at least a year to make sure all bugs in the mattress are dead.

  • Repair cracks in plaster and glue down peeling wallpaper to get rid of places bedbugs can hide.

 

If your mattress is infested, you may want to get rid of it and get a new one, but take care to rid the rest of your home of bedbugs or they will infest your new mattress.

 

PRO CHEM'S BED BUG TREATMENT

While the above tips will be helpful in controling bed bugs, getting rid of them will require chemical treatments.  Pro Chem Pest Management has a variety of treatment options to address your individual needs.  

 
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