How do you get rid of bed bugs permanently
Let’s get to the procedures.
What’s important to understand is… persistence and following the protocols. A bed bug treatment must not end after one treatment. This is because of external sources out of your control, which we will explain in a bit.
Below is a short and sweet process to follow every treatment cycle.
- Inspect entire property for evidence of bed bugs
- Collect removable linens, clothing, encasements & wash in high heat
- High heat steam clean bedding, carpeting, recliners, and furniture
- Spot treat all surfaces with bed bug spray
- Vacuum all areas of the property & seal bag and throw away
- Re-treat property with residual bed spray to prevent future re-infestations
If you keep having bed bugs, find out which step your not doing. Don’t get lazy… be persistent during this treatment and you are guaranteed to get rid of these pest for good.
Now, if you did the steps above but your still getting bed bug bites. You need to consider who or what has brought in a new colony of bed bugs. Review the external sources you need to be aware of that you are very likely getting bed bugs from even though your doing your treatment correctly.
And yes… it can be a friend or family member.
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Looking for evidence of bed bugs
Before diving into an inspection. Below is some common evidence of bed bugs. These are what most bed bug sufferers see or feel when they are unsure if its a bed bug infestation or some other pest like dust mites. Here’s a video of what bed bugs look like.
- Bites on skin (normally in pattern)
- Black and red stains in bedding (this is feces of bed bug)
- Bed bug carcasses which look like shells
- Black spots on walls
- Actual little bed bugs crawling around
Below is the most common areas you will want to inspect and most likely will find bed bugs.
Inspecting the entire property
It’s important to do a full inspection, if not you will do your treatment then miss a nest or hiding location. Below are the most popular hiding spots for bed bugs and should be your first inspection points.
- Mattress encasements
- Pillows and pillow cases
- Sofa and cushions
- Recliners and furniture
- Bed posts and wooden frames
- Dresser drawers
- Base boards
- Electrical wall outlets
- Window sills
- Picture frames
The above will be the most crucial points, but leave this page open while doing your inspection and refer to it every inspection cycle.
You can also refer to this guide on how to do a more detailed bed bug inspection.
Collect removable items linens, clothing, encasements & wash them.
While you may have treated your bed or couch. What about the sheets that may have eggs which you can’t see. This is where a common bed bug infestation gets re-born again.
So below is all the stuff you want to strip off and wash in high heat or steam heat.
- Bed linens
- Linens left in closets
- Mattress encasements
- Couch cushion covers
- Clothing in the dresser
- Towels in bath
I think you get the point… the reason this is important because we have customers whose husband was bringing bed bugs home from work.
The husband was a mechanic but worked in a car which had sweaters in it… and these bed bugs jumped on to his flannel.
Then the husband would come home and bring the bed bugs from work. The wife simply had to wash the sweater after discovering it was the cause of the daily re-infestation.
Treating a bed bug infestation so it does not happen again
The section below will explain the steps and tools to treat a bed bug infestation properly. If you wish for a detailed treatment guide, review our professionals bed bug treatment procedures. This was collaborated with pest managers to ensure bed bugs are removed entirely.
Steam clean bedding, carpets, recliners, and furniture
Don’t shy away from this step because you may believe a heat treatment is expensive. It’s truly not, and you can do it yourself if you choose.
You will want a high-heat steam cleaner that is powerful enough to singe these bed bugs and eggs in seconds. Take a peak this specially designed bed bug steamer that is the most popular hand-held one out there.
Of course, this is not a must… but when working with pest control managers, resorts, and health facilities they all found faster success by doing there bed bug treatment accompanied by the hand-held bed bug steamer.
Just remember to use the steamer before using your bed bug spray. This way you do not wash away the dry residual from the bed bug treatment.
Spot treat surface areas with residual bed bug spray
I know what your saying… “I tried just about everything, but I still got bed bugs.”
Yes, we hear that alot. The major reason this is happening is the product you are using and the treatment process.
In reality… most products out on the market are simply contact killers and are using harmful pesticides which bed bugs are becoming immune to.
This was why resorts and health facilities came to Green Bean Buddy to setup a discreet treatment which smelled fantastic, yet would kills all pests and have a residual that would prevent the bed bugs and other pests from re-infesting the rooms.
There were multiple (11) month studies which were conducted in government run museum and multi room health facility using this true bio-engineered bed bug formulation. After the first residual treatment… the Entomological scientists monitored for a (11) period.
Yes… 11 months!!! And there was not one sign of bed bugs. So… yes, residual is important and stop using off the shelf cheap contact killers. They will cost you more in the long run.
It’s up to you, but consider a true non-toxic residual bed bug treatment that you can do yourself.
Vacuum the entire property and seal bag then dump it
Don’t sweep!!! Vacuum everything into a bag. We recommend this because you will have dead bed bugs after doing the treatment.
You also may vacuum up eggs which you can’t visually see. This is another reason we recommend sealing the vacuum bag and disposing after the treatment.
Re-treat with residual bed bug spray to stop future infestations
Look… if any company claims its a one and done deal with their products… Be cautious!
The reality is bed bugs can come from external sources. This is the most common way they re-infest your property. Using a residual bed bug spray allows you to literally treat while you sleep.
Ohh… also spot treat, don’t drench this will give you more formula to spread thru your treatment.
How can I get rid of bed bugs myself
It should re-iterated… that you yourself are capable of getting rid of bed bugs. This is not some selling pitch or motivational statement… it’s entirely a fact.
How else can resorts get rid of bed bugs so quickly or… how does a multi-room nursing home completely keep bed bugs away for (11) months.
It’s the product and the process. Stick with treatments and spot treat with a residual bed bug spray to protect your property from bed bugs.
Below is suggested items to help you in the process.
- Residual bed bug spray
- Bed bug steamer
- Hypo-allergenic dust mite and bed bug detergent
- Vacuum cleaner
- Garbage bags
- Tape to seal bags
- Magnifying glass for inspection
- Green Bean Buddy for questions (ask in comment section)
What is the best way to get rid of bed bugs in your house?
Getting rid of bed bugs for good in your house is very possible but you have to be diligent about it. Cleaning and treating your home properly using the correct bed bug formulas that actually work are extremely important.
We have all spent a lot of money on bed bug products that just didn’t seem to get the job done.
It is extremely important to use a bed bug killer that has some type of residual effect meaning it will stay active killing them even after it dries.
If the bed bug spray doesn’t have a residual it is labeled as a contact killer meaning it kills the bed bugs you see but what about the ones you don’t see?
This is the reason why the keyword here is “RESIDUAL” because the bed bugs will take the product back to their nest and start killing the nest as well. The residual product will kill the bed bugs you don’t see
Why a residual bed bug killer is so important
- Kills on contact… also allows pests to bring formulation back to nest
- Creates a dry-clear barrier on surfaces preventing re-infestation
- Prevents bed bugs from re-producing and biting
Without a residual treatment you will simply be continuing a vicious and painful cycle. If you use contact killers, the expenses will be never ending as you will need to continually to re-treat.
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