Clean your room. Start by removing your bed linens and laundering them in hot
water. (If a comforter or other bedding cannot be washed, at least heat in a
dryer at highest heat for at least twenty minutes so that the bugs are killed.)
Then, take a look at the furnishings: Experts agree that clutter can compound a
bedbug infestation because it gives the bugs extra places to hide. Wash and dry
clothes and place items in black trash bags and seal them to control and bedbugs
(eggs, larvae, and adults) until you have sprayed the room. Vacuum everywhere
because crevices that are free from particles will be better able to accept
insecticides. Don't forget to empty your vacuum immediately after into a
plastic, sealable bag so they don't re-infest your home.
Dismantle everything! When the room is down to the basic furniture, remove
drawers from desks and dressers and take apart the bed frames. These actions can
expose bedbug hideouts. Use
Eaton Kills Bedbugs Insecticide #204-0 on suspected areas. The unique
oil-based pyrethrin spray will offer quick control, and is labeled for use in a
whole range of areas, including mattresses, box springs, wall-ceiling joints,
baseboards, behind and underneath furniture, cushions and furnishings. Make sure
you get the seams of the mattress and box springs.
Seal openings. But before you caulk around areas where pipes and wire penetrate
the floor or walls (around electrical outlets or cracks in the baseboard and
door frame, for example). Use
J.T. Eaton Bedbugs &
Crawling Insects Killing Powder - 7 Oz in the openings. Made from
diatomaceous earth, this powder will offer long-lasting protection against these
tiny pests from making a comeback in these areas.
J.T. Eaton Water-Based Bedbug Spray - Quart, a synthetic pyrethroid that
offers protection for up to 16 weeks. Like its sister product, it too can be
used on mattresses and other furnishings, as well as on your home's interior
Prevent re-infestation! Use
bug mattress encasement cover to prevent a future bed bug infestation.