Step #2: Kill Bed Bugs in Your Clothes and Personal Belongings
Bed bugs are so small they can hide in just about anything. In this step you’ll go through the process of ensuring that everything in your home his bed bug free.
The first step is to put all of your personal belongings that you can into sealed plastic bags or tubs. By sealing everything closed any non-infested items remain free of bugs, and any items that are infested are quarantined so that the bugs can’t spread further. We’ve found that large clear plastic garbage bags are really helpful because they allow you to easily see the contents.
Be cautious when bagging up objects that have sharp edges or corners that can easily poke through. You may want to be double bag these items just to be safe since you don’t want any bed bugs to escape. Also, remember to seal the bag shut tightly. Tying the bag shut works just fine or you can twist the top of the bag closed and clamp on a large binder clip or zip ties.
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