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Worried About Your Guests Bringing Bed Bugs This Holiday Season? How To Stop The Infestation

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There's a cool breeze in the air, and the leaves are beginning to change colors. That means three things. First, fall has officially arrived. Second, the holidays will be here before you know it. Third, the out-of-town guests will soon be arriving. While it's always fun to have family in for the holidays, they can bring unwanted guests with them, especially if they've been staying in hotels along the way. If your holiday guests bring bed bugs with them, you'll want to get rid of them as soon as possible—the bed bugs, not the guests. Once your guests leave, you'll need to take quick action to get rid of the bed bugs.

Steam Your Room

If you've discovered bed bug activity, such as small red spots on your sheets, dead bugs along the edges of your mattresses, or tiny bites on your extremities, you'll need to act quickly to eradicate the pests. You'll need a heavy-duty steamer. You can rent them at most equipment rental stores or home improvement centers. The pressurized heat will kill bed bugs in their tracks.

Drapes

When you steam your room to get rid of bed bugs, you'll want to start with the drapes. That allows you to work your way from the ceiling down to the floor. Starting with the top of your drapes, apply steam from the top to the bottom in straight lines. Once you reach the bottom, start back up at the top. Continue this until you've steamed all your drapes.

Mattresses

You'll then want to move on to the mattresses. Remove all the bedding, and apply steam to both sides of your mattresses. Once you're done, wrap your mattresses in plastic paint tarps, secure the tarps with duct tape, and set them aside. Leave the plastic paint tarps in place for at least a week to kill any residual bugs or eggs.

Drawers

Once you've steamed your drapes and your mattresses, move on to your drawers. Empty the drawers and apply steam to the insides. Pay close attention to the edges and very back of each drawer. Be sure to wash your clothing before placing it back in the drawers.

Floors

Finally, you'll want to steam your floors and baseboards. Steam can safely be used on most carpeting, vinyl, natural stone, and ceramic tile. You should avoid steaming hardwood floors, as the steam can destroy the wood.

Have Your Home Treated With Pesticide

If the holiday season ends with an infestation of bed bugs, don't let the problem get out of hand. Once you've treated the bedrooms, call bed bug exterminators. Because bed bugs lay an abundance of eggs, pesticides are the only way to really make sure the problem is taken care of permanently. Begin with one application of pesticide. This will kill bugs that might be outside of the bedrooms. You should then have another application of pesticide the following month. This will kill any bugs that might have hatched after the initial treatment.

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11 October 2017