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How to Control Pests and Bedbugs

There are steps that could be useful when it comes to treatment of pests in your home. Removing all the personal items and anything not permanent in the room is the first step you need to do to de-clutter the place. While de-cluttering, it is important to be careful so that you do not transfer the pests to the other areas of the home. If possible, bag these items in plastic to avoid contamination to the other areas in the home. You cannot use insecticide on infested garments and linens and this is the reason why you need to launder them. Put the garments in hot water or heat them for several minutes inside the dryer to make sure you have killed the pests.

Most of the pests will hide in the bed frames and this is why you must dismantle the frames to expose them. Any infestation on the fabric will be seen using a flashlight. If the mattress together with the box is infested, you will need to cover with encasements. Pests will neither get in or out of the mattress once you put on the encasement and this is the reason for using them during infestation.

Remove the dresser drawers as well because pests are fond of hiding in such places. Furniture also should be turned over and inspected as you clean around to ensure there is no infestation. Pull the furniture away from the walls to make sure there is no hiding place for the pests. So as to make sure the pest eggs are dislodged, you should scrub the areas infested with a stiff brush. The cracks and crevices of the furniture and walls will need extra vacuuming. At the end of the vacuuming, there should be no particles in the cracks and crevices. If you manage to successfully remove the particles, you will have great insecticide penetration.

There is a vacuum attachment at the end of the vacuum and pests like to cling on these surfaces and it is best that you clean it thoroughly. Bristle vacuum attachments are not advisable because they will transfer easily to the other areas of the home. Throw away the vacuum cleaner bags after you are done in a trashcan located outside the home. Caulking and sealing the areas wires and pipes enter the walls or floors is a vital step. The harboring areas of the pests will be reduced when you caulk and seal. It is important that you allow three weeks from the time of treatment for it to be completely effective. If possible, hire a professional to do the treatment for you.

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