Hi, this is Josh with Bed Bug Supply and today I want to show youhow you can get rid of bed bugs in just 4 easy steps.
This is a proven, professional-strength treatment processthat stops the biting from the very first night.
Let's get started.
First, you need to stop bed bugsfrom reaching you in your bed.
Your mattress, box spring, and bed frameare the most common hiding places for bed bugsso it's the best place for you to start your treatment.
Begin by stripping off your bedding from the mattressand bagging them in sealed garbage bags to prevent bed bugs from escapingand infesting other parts of your home.
Take the bags directly to your washing machine,carefully unload your bedding directly inside, taking care to reseal the bags,and wash using the hot water setting.
Once that's done, dry the beddingon the high heat setting if possible.
This will kill any bed bugs and eggshiding in your sheets and covers.
While your laundry cycle is running,remove your mattress and box spring from the bed frame,then use a vacuum to remove any bed bugs, shells, fecal droppings,or eggs that may be present along the seams and folds of your bed.
While you could use most regular vacuums for this step,the preferred weapon of choice is a sealed HEPA PCO vacuum.
These are designed specifically to collect bed bugs and their eggsinto a sealed HEPA filter so that nothing gets out.
After you're done going over the bed with a vacuum,you should follow up with a steamer.
While the vacuum may have donea good job covering the surfaces of your bed,only a steamer can effectively penetrate deep inside your mattress,box spring, bed frame, headboard, and footboardto kill bed bugs and eggs hiding inside.
Use the included cloth attachmentto break up the moisture expelled and steam slowly all over your bed,paying close attention to seams and folds.
Once your bed has been steamedand left to dry, spray the joints of the bed frame,headboard, and footboard with a contact spray like STERI-FAB.
This will kill bed bugs quickly and then evaporate, leavingno residual protection, so follow up with a residual sprayto fill those cracks and crevices with a residue that willkill bed bugs for several weeks.
After your bed has been fullytreated and left to dry, use sealed and certified bed bug proofmattress encasements and box spring encasements,like these SafeRests, to protect and seal off your bed.
These will prevent bed bugs from entering or escaping your mattress,reducing the potential hiding places that they can reside in.
Once your encasements have been applied, you can put the mattress and box springback on your treated bed frame, and put your clean and bed bug free beddingback on your bed.
In step 1, you treated your bedinside and out and made sure that bed bugs stay out of your mattress.
However, bed bugs aren't just hiding in your bed.
They're also likely in your furniture, your closet, even your walls or floors -anywhere close enough for them to detect the carbon dioxideand body heat that you emit in your sleep.
So the second step is to stopany bed bugs from climbing back into your bedlooking for a meal.
Let's start by isolating our bedfrom other points of contact.
Bed bugs can't jump or fly,so they have to crawl up something to reach you.
If your bed has hanging skirts, let's tuck those in or remove them.
You should also remove any unnecessary pillows, and any storage underneath the bed.
And don't forget to move your bed away from the wall.
Now that you've isolated the bed, the only way bed bugs can reach youwhile you sleep is by climbing up the legs.
You can stop them by placing ClimbUp Interceptors under each leg.
As bed bugs attempt to get to you, they will climb up the edgeof the Interceptor and then fall into this pitfall where they can't escape.
With these traps in place, you can stop bed bugs from reachingyou in your bed and monitor their population over time without being bitten.
This is a critical part of the treatment, as you're cutting off the infestation's foodsupply and inhibiting their reproduction and growth.
Treating, encasing, isolating, and intercepting your bed does two important things:it creates a safe haven for you that bed bugs can't reach,and it allows you to act as a lure to bring bed bugs out from their hiding placesand into the sprays and powders that will be applied in step 4.
Now that the bed is secure, you can move on to the commonbed bug hiding places.
Bed bugs are also found in your clothes,your furniture, walls, and floors.
In this third step, we're going to hitthe bugs where they're hiding.
First, remove any unnecessaryclutter in the room.
Things like clothes, shoes, and booksgive bed bugs a place to hide and makes treatment harder.
Launder what you can in a dryer for at least 45 minutesusing high heat settings, if possible.
Many personal belongingscan't be laundered or steamed, like books, papers, luggage, shoes,and dry-clean only clothing.
These can be treated with a portablebed bug heater, like this ZappBug.
This heater will deliver lethal heatwithout damaging its contents.
Treat deep cracks and crevicesalong your baseboards, window sills, and furniture with a vacuum cleaner,then again with a high pressure steamer.
Our bed bug steamers deliver steamthat's over 180 degrees, enough to kill bed bugsand their eggs instantly.
Many of them, like this Vapamore,even have a steam adjustment knob that allows you to control the flowof your steam: low power for direct surface steamingor high power for deep penetration into walls and upholstered furniture.
Remember to move the nozzle slowly, no more than about 1 inch per second,to ensure that all bed bugs are adequately exposed to the heat.
By now, you've covered most of the room with various treatment methods.
Now you just need to hit the bed bugs that you may have missed previouslyand set up a long-lasting defense to ensure that the infestationis finished off.
For our final step,you are going to use a combination of contact and residual spraysas well as a residual powder.
First up are the contact sprays.
These will kill bed bugs quickly but offer no long-lasting protection.
With that in mind, you want to make sure that you hit bed bugswhere they're hiding, so spray along baseboards, below drawers,behind nightstands, and on the cushions of upholstered furniturelike sofas and chairs.
Resist the temptation to sprayall over the place.
Bed bugs don't tend to hang aroundin open areas when they're not feeding, so this won't do you any good.
Instead, focus your spray on tight spaces throughout your roomthat bed bugs are likely to be hiding in.
Next are the residual sprays.
Residuals won't kill as quickly as the contact sprays did,but they will be effective for much longer.
Spray into cracks and crevicesthroughout the room, like in the corners of upholstered furniture,along baseboards, and along the edges of the carpet.
Lastly, you want to use a residual powder for places that you couldn't use your sprays.
Using a professional powder applicator, you can apply powder into deep cracksand crevices throughout the room, such as under appliances, in door frames,and along cracks where the wall meets the floor.
You can also puff some powder behind the faceplates of electricaloutlets and light switches.
To prevent any surviving bed bugs or eggsfrom repopulating the area, you'll want to reapply your contactand residual sprays about two weeks after the initial treatment,then again two weeks after that, for a total of three applications.
For the sake of convenience, we offer pre-packaged bed bug kitscontaining all the sprays and powders that you'll need, along with aprofessional powder applicator, just like you see here.
Regardless of what products you use, remember to always follow theproduct label and MSDS for safe and effective usage.
If you followed all 4 steps, including the follow-up treatmentsin the last step, you'll be bed bug free now.
To avoid future infestations, keep your bed encased, isolated,and intercepted, and use your portable heater to treat luggageafter coming home from trips.
The best part about this processis that you own all of the items used once the treatment is done.
This ensures that you have all the prevention tools that you'll needto keep bed bugs away for good.
All of the products that you needfor this treatment process are available at BedBugSupply.
We offer low prices, free shipping, and expert support onlineor over the phone.
If you have any questions, you canreach us via live chat at BedBugSupply.
com or toll-free 7 days a weekat 866-238-9868.
Again, this is Josh at BedBugSupply.