What is the quickest way to get rid of bed bugs?
Keep getting bitten with bedbugs, but don't know how to get rid of them all
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
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- 6 years ago
Honestly not sure how myself. I have been battling bedbugs for 3 years and when I think I have gotten rid of them the damn things come back. First time I got them I lived in an apartment. I never had an issue until my numbers downstairs moved out. Then I started seeing the bedbugs crawling out of my electrical socket up my wall. I had them on my bed and even on my couches. I told our landlord and they had it professionally sprayed and what not. My husband and I actually got rid of everything with the bedbugs in. Then a couple weeks later I was noticing them on our couch again. I got very upset. Our landlord said that we had to pay for the second treatment if we got them back. Well I said no and bought some bedbug spray and vacuumed. Yet still was seeing the bugs. Then we moved to another apartment and still had them after cleaning our furniture and throwing out the stuff that was infested real bad. Now we have bought our own house and have a brand new bed and furniture. Well our bed is full of them again. We are on our 3rd bed in 3 years and don't have the money to keep going out and buying new. I keep spraying and trying everything I can think of but still nothing works. In my opinion I believe no matter if your a professional or trying to do it our self the bedbugs will never go away.
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- Anonymous6 years ago
Honestly I don't know what to believe or to even think of trying. I'm thinking about catching my whole apartment complex on fire. I've never had bed-bugs in my entire life until maybe a year ago I guess. And I mean never. I was told at first that it may be because of a dirty house-hold, but I found out that your house or apartment could be spotless and you could still get infested. The only thing I've actually tried is controlled burns on certain areas of the bed and housing. It keeps them at bay for a little while then here they are for the next battle. But I've found out they multiply like rabbits and spread like a plague. I've already thrown out one mattress and a couch. I don't have a lot of money, and there seems to be no organic way or natural way to defeat these little bastards. You could kill 100 of them and out comes 100 more plus interest. I don't know what caused this, and I can't seem to locate an origin point. All I know is, this is BS. There has to be an easier, less expensive way of dealing with this chaos.
- 9 years ago
The best approach, if you can afford it, is to call an exterminator. A recent poll showed that exterminators consider this the toughest insect to kill, often requiring 2 to 3 treatments. I usually recommend starting with a call to Service Magic (1.877.233.1145) since they pre-screen members to make sure they are licensed and insured. They provide up to 3 free quotes, an important factor when treatment costs and methods used vary. Figure a home will cost $1000 to 1500 to treat all in.
Due to the high cost, many home owners decide to purchase a kit. I included a good resource for kits below as well as the general instructions. Be sure to buy a kit, or at least the combination of products that are in the kit. Basically, you'll need a few methods to reduce the size of the bed bug population (spray, steam, vacuuming), and products to interrupt the bed bug life cycle and kill any bed bugs and eggs you might have missed (sprays, bed bug dust).
Here are the basic steps for a do it yourself bed bug treatment:
1. Dispose of all clutter.in sealed plastic bags.
2. Vacuum the mattress, box spring, bed frame and floor. Go around the baseboard and cracks with a vacuum crevice tool. Follow this with a hand steamer if you have one.
3. Use a mattress safe knock down spray to kill bed bugs and bed bug eggs. Be sure to treat the mattress, box spring, bed frame, end tables and other areas near and around the bed. Spray outside and inside any furniture.
4. Use a residual spray for longer lasting protection. Spray baseboards, in cracks and crevices. Be sure to spray everything within 10 feet of the bed. Look behind labels and particularly inside the box spring and behind and plastic corner guards.
5. Encase the mattress and box spring after the spray dries with bed bug covers
6. Steam clean carpets. Add a disinfectant to the cleaning fluid (test to make sure it doesn't harm carpet)
7. Wash all linen in hot water followed by 20 minutes in the dryer (high heat
Check the resource for detailed instructions and pictures. Don't skimp and only buy one spray no matter what you do, as this will not solve the problem. If you live in an apartment, all adjoining units (below, above and next door) need to be inspected.
- 5 years ago
I am also experienced that the bedbugs found on my sofa, bed,and some other places.i clean the place what ever i seen by my eye.then i studied in one book that neem oil and neem leaf will kill the bedbugs. then i buy .some neem oil and i spray on the wooden item and the places where i cannot see. the bed top i put some neem leaves .after one week i repeat the same .same like totally three times i did .after one month i see all bed bugs died.
In the means time i clean my beds and other place where i see the bed bugs like thrice a week.now its almost 2 year nothing there in my room.
The main think bed bugs live if the room temperature less then 25 degree c.Mostly AC use regularly bed bugs will easily come and cannot die quickly.
- 9 years ago
I have helped a friend get rid of them organically , but it was a difficult and time consuming method. Bedbugs can live up to a year from their last feeding.
If you want to do it quickly, you need to make arrangement to sleep in another room of the house while that room gets treated with pesticides, ( more than once, as eggs will hatch). Then the area cleaned. Try and remove items near the bed, no clutter. Less areas for them to hide in. And Isolate any item that has been removed, by sealing it in airtight plastic away from the living areas.
They hide in the tiniest of openings and folds of the mattress, bed spring, and headboards. They also travel distances. Like from behind door and window moldings , or any other furniture or clutter that you have in your house. Very tough, but you need the correct approach. Persistence is key.
Keep sheets and covers from hanging down to the floor when sleeping, and try to prevent a travel path for them to access your bed, if they are not already in your bedding. I assume you live in a private house. If you live in an apartment, they can travel, and all is for naught.
As for my friend, the bedroom furniture and clothing was isolated and sealed with moth balls, and they slept on the couch for a year , and the room had perimeter pesticides applied and physical bug barriers, so that the bed bugs did not travel to other parts of the house. Problem was solved.
- lyndaLv 74 years ago
Question: What Causes Bed Bugs?
Once considered a pest of the past, bed bugs now make regular headlines as they infest homes, hotels, and dormitories worldwide. As bed bugs spread, more people are worried about them and want to know what causes bed bugs.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no association between bed bugs and filth. Bed bugs feed on human and animal blood. As long as there's a source of blood available to them, they will happily take up residence in even the most pristine home.
Hire a bed bug exterminator and it ain't cheep.
- 9 years ago
Bed Bugs Can't survive above 60 degree Celsius If you have Good quality Hair dryer Then try Hot air Targeting their Hiding Place and your Bed so Carefully that it does not get Fire All the bad bugs and their eggs will burn and this way you will get rid of them permanently. Keep your Mattress and sleeping Material under the sun for a day long this will also get Bed Bugs quick death, Spraying detergent hot water will also keep them few days away.
- Anonymous9 years ago
I have to agree with most of the answers as written below. In the Hotel industry, spraying all over the place isn't an option. You have to isolate what's infested versus what isn't. If you like your clothing, then wash them in hot water (by themselves), bed bugs don't like heat. Your mattress, as mentioned elsewhere, you may need to get rid of it. Turn it upside down and remove the felt lining..don't be frightened. I jumped out my socks! Wash your self (no pun intended) with hot soapy water, and if you have carpet, hot steam clean also. After all the above, (for me anyway) I used a good blast of "Real Kill Indoor Fogger", but you have to isolate "everything," in plastic, under doors, the bedding that's left behind which is a lil more work than most people want to do. Or you can remove everything from the affected room. Read the instructions on the last product I mentioned carefully. Of course, if you really need to, then yes call in the professionals. I own a home so my tactics only affected my home. I had room, time, and patience to experiment. Check out this website http://bedbugsguide.com . If you have any further questions, I will get another reference from the hotel industry and post as soon as possible. In the meantime, good luck!