They’re every sleeper’s worst nightmare, and they can spread like wildfire. Bed bugs.
Don’t have the funds to hire a professional to remove these creepy critters? Follow these DIY steps:
- Determine what areas of the home are infested. Check all mattresses in the home, as well as couches and sofa beds.
- For infested areas, double bag the bedding and wash in hot water, dry on high. Discard the inner bag after washing in case it has become infested.
- Thoroughly vacuum pillows, mattress, and box spring. Discard the vacuum bag afterward. Purchase high-quality mattress, box spring, and pillow covers to prohibit re-infestation.
- Purchase an insecticide specifically designed to kill bed bugs (be sure to buy one that can be used indoors) and be sure you cover the headboard, bed frame, and any cracks and crevices.
This should help solve an isolated infestation. If they’ve spread to the whole house, it’s wise to call a professional. However, there are more DIY tricks by clicking this link.