How to Control Bed Bugs

How to Control Bed Bugs

1.

Check your mattress for holes or tears. Do it Yourself Pest Control says bed bugs may be hiding in your mattress and laying eggs. If you find holes or tears, it's recommended you get rid of your mattress and replace it with a new one.

2.

Treat mattress with an insecticide. Crack & Crevice III Phenothrin, Tempo Ultra SC and Eco PCO D-X Exempt Dust are all recommended by Do it Yourself Pest Control.

3.

Spray night stand, dresses, couches and chairs with an insecticide. You can use the same spray you used on the mattress.

4.

Spray with insecticide all other areas where you have seen or suspect bed bugs may be hiding.

5.

Vacuum cracks and crevices with vacuum cleaner.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you have a bad infestation, the University of Minnesota suggests calling on a professional pest control company for help. It's recommended you inspect all used furniture, including beds, couches and chairs, for bed bugs before bringing it into the home.