How To Rid Yourself Of Bedbugs

It can be a pretty frustrating situation to wake up with bites, and bed bug bites are not the most pleasant of bites either. There are many people that do not realize that they have a problem with bed bugs until it is actually a real problem. A few of the signs to look for are red dots on your sheets, a rotten smell to your bed, or sometimes you will be able to see the little bugs on your sheets. These can be frustrating, but you should be able to get rid of them. Here are a few steps to take in order to get rid of the bed bugs for good.


You are going to want to wash your sheets. One of the most important parts of this step is to put your sheets in a plastic bag to carry them to the laundry. You do not want the bed bugs to move from your bed to the other parts of the home, or even jump ship to your clothing. Once you have your sheets in the laundry, make sure that you wash at the highest hot water setting that you have, and use a good laundry detergent. Once they have been washed, dry the linens at the highest setting. Bed bugs are not able to withstand the heat for very long, and between the washer and dryer it should kill the bugs. 

Your Mattress

Now that the sheets are taken care of, it is time to move on to your bed and other furniture. You are going to want to scrub every square inch of your bed with a brush, and then vacuum your bed with a very powerful vacuum. Make sure that you do not leave a single square inch untouched, and both steps are very important. The brush is to knock off the eggs and the vacuum is to suck the eggs up. Then be sure that you wrap your bed in a special bed bug wrap. Once you have treated your bed, you may want to treat your furniture as well.


If you find that even after your very best efforts that you still have a bed bug problem it be time to call the professionals. A good pest control company will be able to come in and take care of the problem fairly quickly and efficiently. The great thing about most pest control companies is that they will actually offer a guarantee.