How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Small, oval, brownish insects that live off the blood of animals or humans, bedbugs or at least the adult ones have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. They are known as parasitic insects that bite the exposed skin of sleeping humans and animals and feed on their blood. 

Although bugs are unable to spread disease, they can create other public health and economic issues. 

Many believe bed bug infestations are caused by filth. This is a misconception according to studies. These bugs are not attracted to decay so they can live in any environment, as long as they have access to food sources. These bugs may hide near their food source and wait until it is safe to come out and feed. 

So, where do bed bugs hide, and how do you get bed bugs in the first place?

Bedbugs sneak in the cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, headboards, bed frames, and any other objects around the bed. They, however, reside most particularly in humans. In most cases, bedbugs come from hotels and motels. Even on buses, trains, planes, cruise liners, and taxi cabs. Some could be residing in theaters, in a friend’s house, or even in your workplace!

So, if you have bedbugs in your home, professional extermination is recommended or possibly getting a new bed and mattress from one of the mattress stores in Orange County

Bedbug Treatments

According to researchers, bedbugs don’t care if their habitat is clean or dirty as long as there is a warm host and plenty of hiding places.

So, getting rid of bedbugs begins with cleaning up the places where these bugs live. Maintain cleanliness in everything- clean bedding, linens, or curtains, and wash them in warm water and dry them.

It is recommended to use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming. Make sure to place the vacuum cleaner bag in the garbage can outdoors immediately.

Patch cracks in plaster and glue down peeling wallpaper to close off places bedbugs can hide. If the mattress is infested, you need to get rid of it and get a new one, but take care to rid the rest of your home of bedbugs too, or they will infest your new mattress.

Check the mattress stores in Orange County for highly specialized mattress protectors, which go all the way around the mattress. This cover should be kept on for at least one year to be sure that all the bed bugs and their eggs in the mattress have died. These bed bugs can persist for months without feeding thus the need to keep the mattress protector on for a year. 

Finally, isolate your bed with a bed bug interceptor cup on each of the feet of your bed. Remember to vacuum because any recently-laid eggs will be hatching and maturing during this time, so you need to keep vigilant. 

Also, consider purchasing a new mattress at one of the mattress stores in Orange County while taking proper precautions to avoid infestation.