How to Treat Bed Bugs in Bedding and Linens
Where Do Bed Bugs Live and Hide?
Bed bugs take advantage of their flattened bodies by hiding in narrow places, emerging at night to find a host and can be difficult to find. Bed bugs can remain undetected and lay eggs in walls and crevices, box springs, cabinets, suitcases, carpets, books, baseboards, clothing and behind picture frames. Comforters are also inviting to bed bug populations.
To control bed bugs on a comforter, put it in your dryer on high heat. This helps by killing eggs, nymphs and adults.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs From Bedding
If you have removed all bed bugs from your bedding, protect your clean linens by sealing them in durable plastic bags. Be sure to seal off any holes. Avoid insecticide sprays, as these are often ineffective and can produce stains and an unpleasant odor.
Bed bugs are extremely difficult for homeowners to control on their own. Contact your pest control professional to address a bed bug infestation.
Bed Bug Control
Learn what Bed Bugs look like, and how to detect if you have a Bed Bug Infestation.
Find out how Bed Bugs infiltrate your home and where they are attracted to.
Learn about Bed Bug bites. their feces and how they can impact your health.
Learn how Orkin handles Bed Bugs, homeopathic cures and the cost of Bed Bug extermination services.