If you have a bed bug infestation in your mattress, knowing how to eliminate bed bugs is vital. These blood sucking pests are persistent and can be very challenging to get rid of them, unless you know what you are doing.
There are several bed bug remedies that you can use to kill bed bugs for good – Bed Bug Spray
There are many non-toxic sprays available on the market that works perfectly. The caveat is, some may be harmful, especially if you are going to spray them where you normally sleep. However, the advantage of using the spray, it targets bed bugs directly. It is not easily found in local stores, but it can be bought online easily. Since bed bugs know how to hide, if you do not reach where they are hiding, it makes no point. For you to exterminate them once and for all, you must reach them plus their eggs. Recent studies have shown that these insects are showing signs of resistance to sprays, and that is the reason why the powder is becoming a more popular way of killing bed bugs.
Bed bug powder
The powder works well if it’s used in combination with the bed bug spray. It acts mechanically unlike the spray which works chemically hence these pests will not be able to resist. It should be applied to the infested spots, sprinkle evenly to ensure that you catch those that may try to escape. Give it 45 minutes to one hour and vacuum up properly since the powder may be harmful if it came into contact with your skin. For best results, reapply at least once a week for seven weeks. The major advantage of using this method is that it prevents the bugs from coming back. The insects usually die just a few days after it is applied.
Many people will consider getting rid of bedding if they realize they have been infested, but for those who would like to keep them. A simple steam cleaning will properly sanitize bed bugs and prevent them from re-infesting your mattress. These pests are unable to resist heat, and they die off instantly on exposure.