How do I get rid of bed bugs?
If you suspect that you have an infestation, contact your landlord or professional pest control company that is experienced with treating bed bugs. Getting rid of a bed bug infestation involves a combination of cleaning, room-modification, and insecticide administration by a knowledgeable, licensed pest control operator. Bed bug infestations are commonly treated with insecticides containing “pyrethrins”. All pesticides should be applied per the label’s instructions and treat areas where bed bugs are known to live. Wash all draperies, bedding and clothing in hot water and place them in a hot dryer for at least 20 minutes. Bed bugs and their eggs can be vacuumed up with a nozzle attachment. Vacuum all the crevices on mattresses, bed frames, baseboards and any objects close to the bed. Steam clean and vacuum carpets. Vacuum daily and be sure to immediately empty your vacuum in an outside trash can. Be vigilant and conduct regular inspections. For more information click on Bed Bugs: The Facts.

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1. What are bed bugs?
2. Can bed bugs spread disease?
3. What will a bed bug bite look like?
4. What does a bed bug look like?
5. How do I know if I have bed bugs?
6. How do I get rid of bed bugs?
7. My home / apartment has been sprayed for bed bugs, but they are back! What should I do?
8. The place I’m renting has bed bugs, what should I do?
9. Can Tri-County Health Department make my landlord get rid of bed bugs in my rental property?
10. What is a good pest control company?
11. I travel often. How do I prevent bringing bed bugs home from hotels?