Getting rid of bed bugs is really stressful and time consuming. It’s important to maintain a positive attitude while removing infestations in your home and getting a goodnight’s sleep is key.
The first step is to make your bed a safe zone. This means making sure the area around your bed is free of all bed bugs and protected from re-infestation. Just the knowledge that you aren’t going to get bitten while you sleep will go a long way towards giving you the energy you need to fight your bed bug infestation. In this video we will go through everything you need to know to get rid of bed bugs and make your bed a complete safe zone.
Because heat kills bed bugs you’re going to want to strip off all of your bedding and heat treat it in a Zappbug. The Zappbug heats up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature at which bed bugs will start to die within one minute. If your Zappbug is not set up in your bedroom, you’ll want to put your bedding into plastic garbage bags. You don’t want to inadvertently risk spreading infestation as you transport the bedding to the Zappbug.
Put the entire bad of bedding into the Zappbug. Don’t put the bad on the floor and lift the bedding out. Putting the bag in the unit and lifting it away from the bedding keeps the bed bugs contained and prevents them from re-infesting your home. The name of the game is containment.
A bed bug infestation doesn’t mean that you need to throw away your mattress. Mattress encasements have a thin membrane that breathes and also is totally impermeable to bed bugs. There several brands of encasements on the market. Just be sure that your encasement says it’s bed bug proof. Your box spring should also be encased. Bed bugs can live on this as well as your pillows. it’s important to encase everything. This will go a long way towards safeguarding your bed.