Now infested, taking steps, what can I do to deter bedbugs in future?

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  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Sep 19, 2017
    What kind of bugs do you have? and where are they? Please give more information on your question. EJL.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 19, 2017
    Vac the Mattress . Wash the Linen. Air the bed.
  • Peg Peg on Sep 19, 2017
    BEDBUGS..
    FIRST RECLINER COUCH. NOW EVERYWHERE IN 1 BEDRM APT.
    FOLLWING MANAGERS INSTRUCTIONS. 3 TREATMENTS 2 WEEKS
    APAR
  • Mic25215485 Mic25215485 on Sep 19, 2017
    diatomaceous earth - use a breathing mask, then vacuum very well
  • My girlfriend brought home from a hotel while doing business travel - and she stayed at higher end establishments, not the fleabag no tell motel in a bad part of town. We had to quarrentine her cats and I had them for a month. She called in the pros and they tossed her mattres, box spring and any upholstered furniture she could not rip apart and recover. Carpets ripped up - you name it. Clothes were quarrentined and washed, not pretty. She kept a spotless house, so no matter how clean, neat and tidy you may be, you can still get them.
  • Jul10743989 Jul10743989 on Sep 19, 2017
    I had gotten bedbugs for the first time when I ordered a NEW mattress! Can you believe they can live dormant for a year without feeding and survive! This lead to serious research on my half since I was disgusted, couldn't afford another queen mattress, and have small children (so need to avoid chemicals).
    The BEST solution I found was a food grade powder called Diatomaceous Earth.
    Once it touches the bodies of the bugs it dries them out! No chemicals since you can eat the powder so animals and children are safe!
    I have not had ANY signs of bed bugs since I powdered.
    Try to ventilate your area if you are going to do indoors (like have a fan blowing out a window) since dust particles will fill the air if your going to spread alot.
    It's like salt on snails, but for bed bugs!

  • Tazzy Tazzy on Sep 19, 2017
    Hoover mattress regular and steam clean it to kill off any eggs
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Sep 19, 2017
    When I stay in a hotel, no matter how nice it is, the first thing I do when I enter the room is pull the sheets on the bed at the top down to the piping on the mattress - at the head of the bed. If there are little spots around that piping, leave. If you opened your suitcase, you have placed your things in jeopardy. You bring them into your house. Have everyone in your family do the same.
  • Ramona L Wynn Ramona L Wynn on Sep 19, 2017
    I used the Diatomaceous earth for about 2 months and i haven't seen any signs. The stuff really works.

  • Kristina Freeman Kristina Freeman on Sep 26, 2017
    Temp SC Ultra insecticide (its the same stuff used by Terminix and other companies you can purchase at most stores Walmart or Amazon)make sure that you are drying bedding and blankets and pillows on a high heat for at least 20-30 min. I spray the Tempo along the wall and floor monthly it helps for all insects also so say good buy to spiders also... Bedbugs can live a long time 1month plus with our feeding...they are about like cockroaches and can live for a long time. just keep up with the cleaning, spraying and dry of stuff.
    • Peg Peg on Sep 26, 2017
      THANK U. WILL GIVE IT A TRY AFTER TREATMENT DONE BY BLDGING MAINTENANCE DOES THEIR PART.
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