Learning About Natural Pest Control

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How To Check Carpeting For Bed Bugs

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The term bed bugs can be deceiving. While bed bugs obviously live in beds, they can live in many other places throughout your home, including your carpets. If you suspect you have bed bugs, odds are, you have checked your mattress thoroughly. But finding evidence of them on mattresses can be tough, as they can embed themselves deep within the fibers. If you think you have bed bugs, try checking your carpet. Here are the steps you want to follow when checking your carpeting for bed bugs.

Check Around the Floor Boards

There is usually a small gap between your floor boards and your carpet. If you suspect you may have bed bugs, this is a great place to check. Shine a flashlight on the crack, then take a credit card and run it along the crack. If bed bugs are in there, they will come scurrying out as you slide the credit card in this space. You may also notice things like skin that has been shed from bed bugs or dead ones come out of the crack as well. 

Lift Up the Corner of the Carpet

The next step is to take a corner of your carpet and gently tug it upward until it lifts away from the baseboards and tacks holding it in place. Then pay close attention to what you see underneath the carpet. Odds are, you won't see a live bed bug. This is because they have likely scurried away due to the motion of lifting the carpet up. But what you may see are signs that bed bugs have been living there. You may see skin that the bed bugs have shed as they have grown, dead carcasses, blood drops or tiny black feces spots. 

Inspect Your Vacuum Remnants

The last way to check your carpeting for bed bugs is to actually vacuum up your room. This only works if you have a bagless vacuum cleaner. Start out with a completely empty canister. Then vacuum throughout your room. Dump out the canister to get rid of all the dirt, dust and dander that is present. Now, vacuum your carpets a second time. After you are done this time, inspect what little dirt is in the canister for signs of bed bugs. You may see the bugs trying to scurry away or tunnel their way out of the dust they may be covered in. 

If you notice signs of bed bugs when conducting your carpet check, you will want to contact a pest control company right away. Bed bugs lay eggs and multiple rapidly, so a small amount can quickly grow to an infestation. A pest control company can help you to get rid of these pests, making your bed and carpeting bug-free. 

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24 November 2017