Bed bugs are a nuisance of a pest. The mere thought of them makes your skin crawl when you think of them sucking on your blood as you sleep. They are known for being a tough pest to get rid of. Just the sight of one bed bug is enough to set you in a panic wondering if these pesky bugs have multiplied beyond control. There is also the inconvenience of being bitten and tormented by these little bugs on the regular once they have made your home their new dwelling place. You don’t have to tolerate bed bugs. In fact, it is in your best interest to get rid of them quickly and efficiently. The following are methods you can you use to effectively treat and get rid of bed bugs quickly.
Clean Bedding And Clothing With Heat
Heat is like kryptonite for bed bugs. They simply cannot thrive in environments that are extremely hot. So, if you are looking to rid your environment of bed bugs, clean your bedding and clothing with heat. Your washer and dryer are one of the most convenient and effective ways to kill bed bugs. The combination of washing and drying your bedding and clothing with hot water and high heat is enough to stop bed bugs in their tracks. Even those items that cannot be washed such as ‘dry clean only’ clothing can be placed in the dryer to kill bed bugs. For the best results, clothing and bedding should be placed in the dryer on high heat for a minimum of twenty minutes. To decrease the chances of spreading bed bugs, keep the dryer-treated bedding and clothing stored away from bed bug infested areas.
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