Bed Bug Epidemic? How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs

I mentioned in a previous article (Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite!) the problems – and solutions! – of dealing with Bed Bugs. Well time for an update! Already a big problem in the US with the National Pest Management Association warning that “we are on the threshold of a bedbug pandemic, not just in the United States, but around the world.”

This seems to be backed up with a study led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine finding that the number of complaints about bed-bugs in London had grown annually by an average of 28.5% between 2000-2006. With Rentokil reporting the number of bed-bug call outs has gone up by 24% in the first half of this year means there’s no sign of the problem abating. They breed quickly, can live for long periods of time without feeding, have great hiding places (see below) and are hard to get rid of! So what can you do to get rid of and kill these bed bugs? There are some preventative measures to take and luckily there are now some effective bed bug treatments. Here’s what to do:

1. Clean your bedroom thoroughly and frequently – that includes the area under your bed. Areas they are most likely to be hiding include:
*Bed mattresses
*Inside cracks of wood – so wooden furniture, (think about the cracks in the headboard of a bed!)

Bed bug mattress cover2. Buy protective covers for your mattress to keep the bugs out, such as the Bed Bug Mite & Bite Barrier. This is a simple & effective way to control the biting insects & allergy – causing dust mites that harbour within bedding. The special, triple density material is laboratory tested & proven 100% impenetrable by dust mites. It provides a chemical-free barrier to biting insects & dust mite allergens with it’s high density but breathable material.

Both easy to fit & wash you simply fit over your mattress before fitting your usual bedding sheet. It’s available as a double and single size, but don’t forget about your pillows too! Using a Bed Bug Mite & Bite Pillow Barrier with its triple density material will mean you’ve covered all areas of your bed.

bed bugs pillow cover3. Wash you bedding weekly on a hot wash and if possible tumble dry at a high heat. Vacuum your mattress too, ideally once a month

bed bug killerIf you have already found bugs in your bed wash all affected linens at the hottest temperature they can withstand and treat other areas such as the mattress with a bed bugs spray such as the New Bed Bug Killer Aerosol which not only kills Bed Bugs but Stops Them Coming Back!

It contains natural floral scents and is extremely effective against Bed Bugs, especially when used in conjunction with Bed Bugs Mattress & Pillow Covers.

So if you think you have a bed bug problem you need to start doing something about it and  the above measures are the best place to start.

See our previous article on dealing with Bed Bugs: Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite! which offers further advice and includes information on Bug Bombs as another method of control.

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