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Bed bugs treatment and control can be very involved, but certainly not impossible, if you have the right products, the right treatment procedure and enough patience to finish the task.

Bear in mind that this bug has just recently re-emerged, and that as a result some very effective bed bugs treatment products do not mention "bed bugs" on the label. This means you'll find only a few bedbug-approved pesticide products on the market.

That's not really a trouble, because . . .

You can use many different bug sprays to put an end on bed bug infestation. Be prepared for a challenge, because bed bugs are die-hards, and only a few pesticide ingredients will effectively kill them. Treating bed bugs can be an uphill battle.



Be patient, be consistent, and follow the instructions below as closely as possible.

Finding Your Most Effective Bed Bug Treatment

To find your most effective bed bugs treatment(s), look for pesticides with any of the following active ingredients:

• Deltamethrin
• D-phenothrin
• Silica gel and Pyrethrins
• Diatomaceous Earth (aka: "DE")
• Bifenthrin
• Fenvalerate
• Permethrins
• Lambda-Cyhalothrin
• Synergized Pyrethrins
• Cyfluthrin
• Sulfuhydropreneryl Fluoride

Cleaning Up the Invaders and Their Sources

The first question you need to ask is: "Where did those bloodsuckers come from; how did these bed bugs get in my house?"You think maybe they're coming from outside: from pets and other animals? If so, move those animals farther away from your house and treat their sleeping area as well, and see to it that the animals get their bed bugs treatment also.

Check all possible entry areas for bed bugs. If you find that the problem has spread further into your house, check the attic, basement, and crawl spaces if at all possible.

Treat all accessible cracks and crevices on the wall outside the infested rooms and redo the caulking where needed. (Oh, and by the way, check for any tears in the window screens while you're at it, and repair them. This will stop any possible bug traffic that comes in from the outside)

Seal off all cracks and crevices with a suitable caulk where necessary. Treat with a bedbug spray and vacuum up the bodies as you go along.

Now your second question: "Where could they be hiding?"

An Extensive Search for Bed Bugs

So the question is: "Where are the bedbugs hiding?"

Your short answer: Depending on how long they've been in your house and who brought them in, they could be anywhere.

However, the first place bed bugs usually set up camp is . . . in the bedrooms, of course! But more specifically: the kids' bedroom(s). That is, if you have kids.

Being in regular contact with other kids in school, daycare, etc., children are more likely to bring home bed-bugs. That's why kids' bedrooms are the most logical place to start your bed bug search. Do nightly inspections, preferably around three in the morning when bed-bugs usually begin their activities, and check your sleeping angels for any of those mini vampires. Lift their blankets, and check them closely.



Have a flashlight and a magnifying glass handy to continue your extensive search. Bedbugs, especially the babies (nymphs), are very hard to see with the naked eye.

Also, realize that bed bugs like to hide in very narrow spaces (see: Crack and Crevice Bed Bugs treatment).

Follow this inspection list to bedbugs' most favorite hangouts:

• Along seams of mattresses
• Behind headboards
• On and inside spring boxes
• Nightstands and dressers, especially the backs
• Inside electrical outlets and light switches
• Inside fire alarms, television sets, and other electronic devices
• Chests of drawers (inside and out)
• Vacuum and treat every seam of all mattresses
• (See 'Safety Warning' below) and work your way from there.
• Meticulously vacuum every crack and crevice you can lay your vacuum cleaner attachment on, flip your bed and furniture over and around to get at the bottoms and the backs, then move on to the next item. Finish one room before going to the next.

Safety Warning:

Never Spray Insecticides Directly Onto Mattresses, Unless the Product Label Specifically Allows It!

For More Info about bed bug treatment Contact a Professional Melbourne Pest Control Company.


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