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Got a home infestation on your hands? Before you call the exterminator, try these solutions to rid yourself of insects, rodents, and more.
You Will Need
- Plastic mattress cover
- Steam cleaner
Examine your home
Examine your home to determine where bed bugs are hiding. Bed bugs live in warm places, like mattresses, sofa seams, and narrow crevices and cracks.
Clean your home
Thoroughly clean your home. Get rid of clutter to give the bugs fewer places to hide. Vacuum and wash clothing and blankets in extremely hot water.
Cover your mattress
Cover your mattress with a plastic cover. While bed bugs invade many areas, they mostly congregate in mattresses. Covering your mattress will prevent bed bugs from leaving or entering the area.
Steam clean furniture
Steam-clean your furniture. Extreme heat is a great way to rid your home of bed bugs.
Call an exterminator
Call an exterminator. Successful termination of bed bugs requires detailed knowledge of their biology and hiding places. Exterminators know effective strategies to safely control bed bugs.