When it comes to treatment of pests in your home, there are ways you could go about it. The first thing you need to do is reduce clutter by removing all the personal items and anything that is not permanent in the room. In the process of removing clutter, it is worth noting that you might be transferring these pests to the other areas of the home. If possible, bag these items in plastic to avoid contamination to the other areas in the home. You will need to launder the infested garments and linens because these cannot be treated with insecticide Put the garments in hot water or heat them for several minutes inside the dryer to make sure you have killed the pests.
Bed frames are known for hiding pests and this is why you need to dismantle the frame to be able to see them. If there are any infestations on the fabric of the bed, you will be able to see them with a flash light. You will need to cover the mattress with encasements if you find any infestation in there. The reason for this is so that the pests will neither get in or out of the mattress and you will need to keep them on for the rest of the year.
Pests are known for hiding in dresser drawers and this is why you should remove them as well. All you need to do is turn the furniture over so as to inspect them and clean the hiding areas. Pests like dark hiding places and this is why you need to pull the furniture away from the walls to ensure there is no darkness. Stiff brushes are the ones to be used when scrubbing these areas so to ensure the eggs are dislodged. The cracks and crevices of the furniture and walls will need extra vacuuming. At the end of the vacuuming, there should be no particles in the cracks and crevices. Insecticide penetration is great if there are no particles left in the cracks and crevices.
There is a vacuum attachment at the end of the vacuum and pests like to cling on these surfaces and it is best that you clean it thoroughly. If you are to avoid transferring the pests to the other areas of the house, do not use bristle vacuum attachments. Throw away the vacuum cleaner bags after you are done in a trashcan located outside the home. Caulking and sealing the areas wires and pipes enter the walls or floors is a vital step. You will be reducing the harboring areas of the pests. It is important that you allow three weeks from the time of treatment for it to be completely effective. Professionals will do a better job at the treatment.