How to Kill Bed Bugs
If you’re ever had to struggle with the problem of how to get rid of bedbugs, you’ll appreciate the fact that once an infestation sets it, it is extremely difficult to deal with. To say the very least the experience is unpleasant, and no one wants to be woken up at 3 a.m. by these blood-sucking creatures.
Moreover, the swelling from the bite is exacerbated by the fact that you feel the need to keep scratching at it all the time, making it worse. However, the situation may not be as bleak as it seems as there are a number of preventing and control measures that you can take.
In pest control parlance, the best offense is the defense. Whenever you buy a new piece of furniture that is a suspect, make sure you thoroughly check for bedbugs. It might even be prudent to apply a mild fruit and vegetable insecticide before bringing it into the house.
There are several brands of dusting powder that should do the job just as well. This will also have the add-on benefit of keeping away ticks and dust mites. If you think that this is all too much trouble, consider the fact that a professional extermination will cost you about two hundred and fifty dollars at least. And that’s for a single room.
Another great preventive idea is to purchase pillow and mattress protectors. They’ll serve you for years to come and don’t cost the earth either. You could also try periodically vacuuming your upholstery, drapes and any fabric-covered furniture to get rid of bedbugs that may have silently crept in. These are all easy methods to avoid their not-so-romantic midnight kiss.
If, however, you are wondering how to get rid of bedbugs that are senior residents in the new place you just moved into, then dusting powder could be a real life-saver. Be sure to take the furniture out of the house before you do this, especially if you have children or pets. [Read more...]