Bedbugs sound like a make-believe bug, however, they are anything but that. These bugs are the real thing and shouldn't be taken lightly if you have spotted them inside your home. If you've seen a small bug in your bed that looks like somewhat like an apple seed, it may be a bedbug, and it may not be the only one there. It's time to take action immediately before you have a bigger problem. See below for tips to get rid of bedbugs:
Wash Your Bedding
Take all of your bedding and wash everything in the hottest water possible, and dry it in the hottest air possible. Pillows or anything else that cannot be washed should be placed in a plastic bag and sealed for at least 24 hours to kill off any bugs. Your mattress can be placed into a plastic mattress bag that can be zipped to protect it from bed bugs and to kill any still on your mattress. You can vacuum your mattress before placing it into the bag, but be sure to empty the canister outside of your home.
Vacuum your carpeting in your bedroom and elsewhere in your home thoroughly, and empty the canister outside of your home to prevent spreading the bed bugs elsewhere in your house. Vacuum slowly and close to your baseboards to ensure you are removing bed bugs from your carpeting if they are there as well.
Deep clean your home thoroughly being sure to clean walls and baseboards, wiping the sides of furniture, dusting ceiling fans and wall hangings, vacuuming couches, and thoroughly cleaning outlets and other wall plates where bedbugs could be hiding out. Use a bleach water solution when wiping down hard surfaces.
Adjust Your Bed
Make a few adjustments to your bedroom furniture to prevent bedbugs from getting back into your bed. Place the feet of your headboard and baseboard in a shallow container to prevent bedbugs from getting to the legs of your bed and eventually in your bed. Also move your bed away from the wall and your mattress away from the headboard.
Bedbugs are awful bugs that you don't want in your home. If you've spotted one, chances are you probably have more than that in your home. If you are having trouble getting rid of these bugs, hire a professional exterminator that specializes in bed bug control to kill these bugs and prevent them from coming back.