Bed Bugs (Part 1)
The Most Critical Step To Avoid Future Infestations!
Welcome to the Bed Bug Bully help center area.
Previously, I went over how to identify a bed bug.
In this section I wanted to go over a critical part of a bed bug extermination. If you don’t get this right, you may have a repeat infestation.
Ever Wonder Why You Hear Stories Of Bed Bugs Coming Back After Doing An Extermination
Well in many cases most people will not identify all the locations to look for bed bugs. The other reason is what-ever-solution they are using does not kill the eggs of the bed bugs. So while you may kill some bed bugs, the eggs are still left behind.
My team and I made when creating Bed Bug Bully, it will:
+ Cause Bed Bugs To Come Out of Their Hiding Places (Reduce Inspection Labor)
+ Be Able To Kill Bed Bugs & More Importantly The Eggs (Reduce Future Outbreaks)
+ Be Able To Kill Bed Bugs & Prevent Future Infestations (Reduce Extermination Costs)
Taking You Into The Bedroom
Now I didn’t buy you drink yet, so please forgive me. Because it’s time that I take you into the bedroom. 😉
In this guide, we will be going over a detail inspection of your mattress specifically. I don’t want to jump around all the different locations in the bedroom and your home just yet. These will be for later guides coming up. Right now, I want to have laser focus on inspecting the most popular place to find bed bugs, the bed mattress.
Tools That Are Optional, But Helpful:
These tools are completely optional although they do help. I listed them because pest professionals we worked with have found these items to help them when managing a bed bug infestation.
+ A Quality Flashlight
+ Thin Blade Spatula (a cake icing spatula is suitable)
+ Screwdrivers & Wrenches for Dismantling Items (ex. bed, cover plates of electrical outlets)
+ 10x Magnifying Glass
+ Inspection Mirror
+ Carpet Adhesive (if you plan on pulling up carpets)
+ Garbage Bags (for quickly containing infested items)
+ Clear Packing Tape (for sealing infested items in bags)
+ Staple Gun 1/4″ Staples
+ A Vacuum Cleaner That Can Use Filter Bags
+ Bed Bug Bully (A non pesticide bed bug spray)
Linens & Blankets
Usually, there will be one (to several) primary infestation sites associated where people rest (sleep, sit for extended periods, etc.). Today’s guide will focus on the bedding area and all items associated with your mattress.
Your Mission… To Look For Bed Bugs Of All Sizes, Fecal Spotting, & Caste Skins
Bed bugs are extremely flat and small (1/16th to 3/8 inch or 6 to 8 mm long) so the person inspecting must look along (and in) edges and cracks, folds and seams. Holes drilled in wooden elements for screws are important, as are labels.
To give you an idea of the tight places bed bugs can fit into, bed bugs have been found along picture frames, between the glass and frame itself. Start at the places the person has identified as a resting site, and move out from this point.
Inspections of the bed (or resting areas) have to be detailed, as this habitat is very complex. The bed consists of: linens, blankets, mattress, box spring, headboard and frame.
Although the favored resting areas consist of the region near the head and shoulders of the person (mattress, box spring and behind the headboard) do not superficially inspect these areas and assume the job is done.
Start with the linens, concentrating on the folds and seams of sheets and blankets (particularly fitted sheets).
As items are inspected, remove them from the bed and place them centrally on the floor. Remember, you are looking for bed bugs in a range of sizes, as well as fecal spotting and caste skins.
If You Find A Bed Bug
This is where you want to have your garbage bags and tape lying around. Also you will want a vacuum so you can suck them up into the vacuum bag.
Important: Don’t leave the area, be sure to have the items when you go in. Because you could lose sight of these bed bugs. It’s a good idea to have someone stand guard if you need to leave the room.
Regardless if you find a bed bug or not, I am going to recommend using our Bed Bug Bully Detergent on all your linens, pillows, and bed sheets. This is a specially formulated natural detergent that kills bed bugs and the eggs. You will want this because in many cases there are eggs in your linens and pillow cases. Your regular detergent or bleach will not kill bed bugs or the eggs. So consider a solution to wash your bed bug infested linens, like Bed Bug Bully Detergent.
Inspecting The Mattress
Lets take a in-depth look at the mattress. The is a very critical part in getting rid of these bed bugs. Since It Will Be In Depth, Below Are Some Initial Locations To Get You Started During Your Inspection.
Bed Bug Colony
A Complete Bed Bug Colony On A Mattress Up Close and Personal.
Bed Bugs In Seams Of Mattress
Here is a picture of a mattress with blood stains and bed bugs around the seams.
Bed Bug In Mattress Seam
You can pull back the seams of your mattress to see if there any signs of bed bugs.
After you have properly inspected your sheets and pillows. You will now have an empty mattress which you can more closely inspect.
A Bit Of Caution:
Be very careful of wood splinters, sharp metal fragments, and concealed items. Look with your eyes and use the spatula or a similar household item. DO NOT use your hands!
3 Steps For A Mattress Inspection
1. Start with the piping (the edge reinforcement on the bed)
and look along all stitching lines.
2. Look along the sides of the mattress, and then the field
(top and bottom, again following all stitch lines will help you methodically and quickly cover the mattress).
3. Finally, pay attention to any labels, tags, buttons or
air screens that may be on the mattress.
What You Will Commonly Find
While inspecting the mattress, I attached some images of some things you will see. Don’t be alarmed if you notice blood spots on the mattress. This is common because you can squish bed bugs while sleeping after they have been feeding all night on your blood.
Next we will dive into looking at your box spring and bed framing.
You and I went over a detailed over view of inspecting the bed mattress, but… there is still more to do. I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much information at once. It’s very important to be laser focused on each step.
Remember, our goal is to get rid of all the bed bugs, not just the ones you see… but also the ones you may have missed if your not laser focused in your inspection procedures.
To make things easier for you, I recommend taking me up on my Bed Bug Bully offer. I actually will giving a complimentary sample included in your order. This way it is no risk to you…
Be sure to sign up for you complimentary Bed Bug Bully sample, if you haven’t already. You will receive a complete blueprint guide to follow to assure you get rid of any size infestation and never have these bed bugs come back.
The Box Spring and Bed Framing Guide
Don’t forget, in my next email I will be sending you the box spring and bed framing inspection procedures. Then we will get on to other places of your home you will be looking for. If you haven’t yet, be sure to subscribe to this Bed Bug Bully Help Center so you can receive access to these bed bug inspection procedures.
You will receive the full procedures from inspecting to getting rid of bed bugs, so they never come back.
Did You Get Your Complimentary Sample?
Remember I am offering a complimentary sample during a private launch for Bed Bug Bully. I made it so it is no risk to you. You receive a complimentary sample with your order. For any reason your not satisfied, no worries you can get a full refund and keep the sample. It’s my way of making sure you don’t waste your time and get close to getting rid of your bed bug infestation.