Attempting to deal with a bedbug
infestation will prove to be tough. Bedbugs
can do many things exceptionally well. Unfortunately, they’re excellent hiders. These pests know where to hide to ensure that they’re not going to be detected. Another issue is the fact that bedbugs
tend to hide while you’re awake. They won’t come out of hiding until you’ve gone to sleep. Even if you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation, it’ll be difficult to find them. Bedbugs don’t want to be identified so they’re going to hide until you’re not looking.
Plus, they’re smart enough to hide in areas that are rarely touched or inspected. For instance, they’ll hide in your wardrobe, baseboard cracks, and furniture crevices. When treating the home, it is pertinent to get rid of all bedbugs, nymphs, and bedbug eggs. Otherwise, the infestation will remain.
Making Them Come Out Of Hiding
If you suspect you have bedbugs, it is pertinent to find out promptly. Otherwise, the pests will continue reproducing and the infestation will worsen. Use the tips below to drive them out of their hiding places.
- Bedbugs tend to remain hidden during the day. If you sleep at night, they’ll come out at night. If you want to convince them to come out of hiding, you should convince them it is night. Try to make your home dark by turning off your lights and blocking your windows. If they believe it is nighttime, they may come out of hiding.
- You’ll also want to try using a bedbug steamer. Doing so will prove to be wise because these bugs are attracted to heat. Bedbug steam-machines release hot steam. When the steam is applied near the bedbug’s hiding place, it will come out of hiding. The bedbug will approach the hot steam. If you direct the steam a bit closer, you can eliminate the bug. These pests cannot tolerate hot temperatures so the steam will kill them.
- Ultimately, bedbugs are attracted to heat. You’ll want to use heat to your advantage since it can convince bedbugs to come out of hiding. If you’re worried that you have bedbugs, you should contact a local exterminator and ask about their heat lures. These lures are very helpful and effective. They will use heat and CO2 to lure bedbugs out of hiding. In most cases, you’ll place them on your bed and turn them on. Before you know it, the bedbugs in your bedroom will approach the heat trap.
- You can also use bedbug lures that rely solely on CO2. However, it is best to use products that release CO2 and heat. An exterminator in your area can provide you with access to many bedbug lures.
Once you’ve found bedbugs in your home, you’ll want to throw your clothes, sheets, covers, and pillowcases in the dryer. Dry these items using the hottest temperature. Doing so will make a big difference because bedbugs cannot tolerate extremely hot temperatures. The dryer will kill them. Once you’ve dried your clothes, check the dryer to see if you find dead bedbugs inside. If you do, you have an infestation and you’ll want to contact a professional exterminator in your area.
Other Effective Lures
It can be difficult to force bedbugs to come out of hiding. However, you shouldn’t give up yet. If you haven’t had any luck with the aforementioned tools, you should contact an exterminator. A professional has access to effective bedbug lures that remain active for 90 days. Plus, many of these lures use glue to trap and eliminate the bugs. If you’re dealing with a bedbug infestation, it is a good idea to use all of these tools to your benefit.
You’ll also appreciate that there are replacement cartridges available for these lures. Therefore, you can contain using them after the 90 days have elapsed. Don’t hesitate to contact a professional exterminator in your area because their help will make a big difference in the long run.
By using the right tools and techniques, you can quickly identify a bedbug infestation in your home. Once you know that your home is infested, contact our office and we’ll get rid of these pests for you. We can also help you set up and use bedbug lures and traps.