Bed bugs are 4-5mm long which feed by biting humans and sucking their blood . Their bites rarely wake a sleeping person but produce large, itchy welts on the skin , They are attracted to their victims by the C02 they exhale – not their body temperature , The typical life span of a bed bug is 10 months and they can survive for 8 months without feeding . Female bedbugs can lay up to five eggs in a day and 500 during a lifetime . Bed bugs are transported on clothing, luggage, furniture, or bedding . Modern transport : planes, trains and buses enable bed bugs to spread very quickly.
Prepare your home for bed bug treatment.
Bed bugs are tough to control. They hide in many places – in beds, closets, furniture, behind pictures, in tiny cracks in the walls, and even inside the walls – so inspections and treatments must be thorough. Before we can treat your home for bedbugs, you must prepare it.
1-Disassemble your beds – remove all sheets, blankets, mattress covers, pillowcases, etc. from your beds and wash thoroughly. Fold them and place them in plastic garbage bags. Do not put them back on the bed until after the treatment.
2-Remove everything from bedroom and closets. Your closets must be empty. Empty all dresser drawers and night stand drawers. Take everything out of nightstands and other furniture near the beds. Dresser drawers and nightstands must be empty. Remove all clothing, toys, boxes, etc. from bedroom floors. Place items in the living room.
3-Wash ALL clothing with hot water, towels, and other linens. This means everything And Dry them with high heat. After washing, place the clean items inside plastic storage bins or plastic garbage bags. Store them in your living room until after treatment.
4-Vacuum floors, furniture, inside closets, dresser drawers, and bed stands. Also vacuum mattresses and box springs. Dispose of vacuum bag outdoors.
5-Move furniture away from walls. Make sure you can get into all closets. If possible, move bedroom furniture away from walls so there is a 3 foot space between the furniture and walls.
6-Pull carpet edges back from walls.