Deciding on the Right Bed Bug Treatment

Finding the right treatment for your bed bug problem can be tricky. Fortunately, there are many great options to choose from and some quick and easy ways to find which bed bug treatment is right for you. The decision as to which treatment to choose largely depends on the size and type of your problem.


Bed Bug Treatment Options


Bed Bug KitThere are many bed bug treatment options out there and they depend upon the type of problem you are experiencing. For early stage of an infestation, bed bug kits are useful for tackling the problem as a whole and working toward active prevention from a flow-blown infestation. However, if your infestation is in the advanced stages, bed bug dusts are very effective for getting deep down into the cracks, crevices, and folds of your furniture and home where they are likely to hide and breed.


Tips for Successful Treatments


The key for a successful bed bug treatment, no matter what method you employ, is to always make sure you thoroughly clean the places where these pests hide and lay their eggs first. Areas you should particularly focus on are your mattress seams and folds, cracks and crevices in bedroom furniture, baseboard molding, and other spots around your beds where the bugs may hide.


You can cleanse these areas either with an ordinary vacuum cleaner or a mild upholstery cleaner. If you can use a steam cleaner, that may be the most effective method. Once you’ve thoroughly cleaned the common bed bug hiding places, you should next apply a fast acting residual insecticide to control ay adult bugs and/or eggs that you might have missed during your cleaning session.

Monica Bird (949 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.

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