Eliminating bedbugs from your home is easier said than done. Sure, it’s important to know where bedbugs may be hiding, but without knowing the right products to get rid of them with, you may be fighting a losing battle. Getting rid of these pests in the wrong way might simply leave the problem unsolved or it might even harm you. Here are some bedbug pest control supplies that’ll help you get rid of such pesky vermin.
- General purpose spray. A good general purpose insecticide can help a lot in trimming the population of bedbugs on surfaces like carpets, furniture, flooring, and baseboards. An added bonus of a general purpose spray is that they also gets rid of other pests such as spiders, ticks, ants, and fleas, among others. Don’t forget to let the spray dry and settle after you finish treating the room. Keep in mind that this product also has its limitations. For one thing, there are some areas that it can’t reach. Also, you can’t apply this to your beddings, mattresses, and pillows. Simply treating an area with a general purpose spray will not be enough to get rid of bedbug infestation. You’ll have to take it a step further and reinforce that treatment with something stronger and more effective.
- Insecticide dust. This is best used in tandem with the general purpose spray. Use this after treating your room with the spray. Just make sure to dust carefully so as to make your treatment effective. A recommended brand is Drione Dust, which is especially recommended for getting rid of bugs in cracks and crevices. You will also need a Crusader Duster to apply insecticide dust. Treating an area with insecticide dust ensures that the vermin will be eliminated more thoroughly than mere spraying will. Once again, though, like the spray, you can’t use this on your beddings.
- A spray or dust formulated for beddings. Since general sprays and insecticide dust won’t be able to treat your beddings, you’ll need to use something a product that is specially formulated for that. This will be a sound investment, as the same formulation oftentimes also treats beddings for ticks and lice. The same formula can also be used for the treatment of stuffed toys and other items that your body will be in contact with, especially during sleep.
These three ways of treating an area for bedbugs using should prove effective. But if the bedbugs are terribly resilient and are still putting up a fight, you might want to call a professional for more advanced measures, such as a fogging treatment. Fogging mainly kills bugs that are exposed and aren’t hiding in cracks or crevices. It’s also mostly used for fast eradication of bugs. Consider this option to be your last resort if you have tried every other solution and when you have recurring bedbug problems.
With this in mind, you should be well-equipped with the knowledge to treat your own home for any bedbug infestation when it happens. Don’t forget to be thorough with your treatment. Skipping certain areas and opting to use inferior-quality sprays won’t do anything to ease the infestation.