Bed Bug Powder Walmart

To get rid of bed bugs you first of all need to know you have them. So first let’s recap on the signs.

First of all you wake up with itchy red marks and wonder where they come from. Often, they will be in a straight line along your arm or leg. This is where the bed bug has followed your vein as it feeds. The bug can detect you from it’s hiding place and feed on your blood, taking up to three times it’s own body weight. In some cases you can be bitten up to 500 times per night!

First of all it will give you an aesthetic to stop you from waking up, and then it will inject you with an anti-coagulant so your blood flows freely. Nice huh?

The bed bugs are very small and are reddish brown in colour, although the young can be pale and almost transparent. This makes them very difficult to see especially as they are so small. They are redder when they are full of your blood.

So apart form the red itchy bites, what are the other signs? It is unlikely that you will find a bed bug walking around unless you have the misfortune to be awake when they are crawling over your body or in your hair. The reason for this is they are very flat and can hide in very small crevices. Even professional pest control experts will often dismantle a bed to make sure they have got rid of all of the bed bugs. The smallest crack or join in a bed frame can be their home.

One of the most common signs of their existence is their excrement, which shows as small black dots. Often these will be grouped around a particular area. This may be near their home.

So to get rid of a bed bug infestation isn’t always easy or cheap if you use a professional. Even then the results aren’t guaranteed.

First of all the bed is the most likely place to be infected. Dismantle the bed and you may find some live ones crawling around after being disturbed. A good method is to use a steam cleaner to clean all areas.

Make sure you wash all bed linen and inspect all crevices around the mattress. You can steam most mattresses, just make sure you let it dry.

I would then recommend spraying all bed parts before you put it back together with an insecticide. Wal-Mart sell a bed bug powder you can use – but you need to clean everything first.

Once the bed has been dealt with you need to turn your attention to any where near the bed. A common bed bug hiding place is in electrical outlets. Spray these as well but do not get liquid into the actual outlet as this can be dangerous.

My top tip is to use cello tape to seal us any cracks, joins or crevices when you put the bed back together. Also use it to seal any unused electrical outlets. A bed bug can live for a year without a feed so be sure to leave the tape there for at least that long.

Of course, many people will just want to dispose of the bed, carpet and redecorate – but this is obviously costly.

To get rid of bed bugs you first of all need to know you have them. So first let’s recap on the signs.