How Do I Clean After A Bed Bug Infestation?
After your home is treated for a bed bug infestation, it’s important that you clean the area thoroughly to prevent the problem from coming back. After the area is treated, Bed Bug Heaters suggests some important cleaning tasks to do to prevent another infestation.
Wash All Linens In Hot Water
Anything with threads needs to be washed. Yes, everything. From curtains to clothing and sheets, everything needs to make a trip to the washer and dryer. Bed bugs can’t survive in temperatures hotter than 112 degrees, meaning hot water is a great defense against them. Make sure you’re washing everything in hot water and drying it all on hot cycles. While it’s important to do this, be sure that what you’re washing can withstand hot temperatures. If not, a trip to the dry cleaners is a wise idea to be sure everything is washed correctly.
Empty Storage Areas
Bed bugs are tiny and are about the width of a credit card meaning they can hide in very tight places. Any storage areas need to be fully emptied and cleaned to ensure nothing is hiding. This is a good step to do before the area is treated as well to ensure the area is treated properly. Never underestimate bed bugs and where they could be hiding.
Steam Rugs, Carpets, And Furniture
Any upholstered item can be home to bed bugs. Carpet fibers are a great place for bed bugs to hide since there are so many of them. Using heat is your best weapon against them so be sure to steam your carpets and any other furniture covered in fabric. Make sure to pull any furniture away from the wall so that you can thoroughly clean behind it.
Finally, be sure to vacuum all rooms after treatment to suck up any dead bed bugs left. When you’re finished, be sure to seal the vacuum bags effectively so anything left alive doesn’t escape. Sealing them twice is a good tactic just to be sure nothing sneaks out.
Get Effective Bed Bug Treatment With Bed Bug Heaters
Bed Bug Heaters are a great solution to combat a bed bug infestation. They can be installed quickly and treat your home within 48 hours. Call us at (937) 506-6940 or contact us online today for a fast and effective solution.