Help. I Just found bedbugs,

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Help. I Just found bedbugs,

,How do I get rid of them?..any ideas, please

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Answer by Lexi D
If you’ve positively identified your problem as a bed bug infestation, it is time to sanitize the affected areas. If you can spare money for another mattress it would be a good idea to throw your old one out. If you can’t afford another mattress, vacuuming the mattress and applying a sealable cover should be sufficient. Meanwhile, all clothes, linens, and bedding should be washed in hot water, and the immediate area vacuumed thoroughly.
Insecticides are not an option to get rid of bed bugs, because insecticides should never be applied to an area where you sleep. Sticky traps, like those used for mice, are a good way to capture rogue bed bugs that have managed to escape your domestic exorcism. Some insecticides like Boric Acid might be used in areas around the bed, but never on the mattress itself.

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alex51094 April 10, 2011 at 6:59 am

Well, insecticides wouldn’t be the best idea because you too are sharing the bed. Sticky straps, like those used to catch ants and flies would be a good idea to place around your bed.
Also, its probably best to clean your carpet. They can spread :p
Methods that won’t work: freezing them out. while freezing temperatures may slow their spreading, it will NOT totally knock them out and Bug Bombs will NOT work.
Once rid of the bugs, you can place a mattress seal cover on your mattress to prevent future infestation.


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