Treat bed bugs at the source
Bed bugs are a wingless mosquito, meaning they need us for food. Whether they are hiding in your bags or closets, they still have to come to you to survive. So, you’ll need to focus on one of the main areas where you spend most of your time when you are at home—your bed.
The very first step to stopping bites is to kill the bugs in and around your bed. Take off all your sheets, pillowcases, and other bedding and seal them in plastic garbage bags. Haul everything to your washing machine and wash them using the hot water setting. Then, dry your stuff on high heat. This should kill off any leftover bed bugs or eggs.
While your bedding is in the laundry cycle, you’ll want to get to work on your bed. Grab your vacuum cleaner to suck up any bed bugs (or evidence of them). Go along the seams of your mattress and pillows. Don’t forget to check your box spring, headboard, and bed frame.
Keeping the lid on a bed bug infestation and using useless sprays is a bad idea. If you are serious about bed bug removal, you’ll need the help of a professional pest control provider.