Where You Should Apply Bed Bug Pesticide In Your Home

If you have bed bugs in your home, it's imperative to get rid of them before they infest your entire house. There are a number of ways to get rid of bed bugs, one of them being to use a spray pesticide or a natural powder pesticide, such as diatomaceous earth. If you are using a pesticide, you need to know where to apply it in your home. Read on for tips to help guide you when you spray or sprinkle the pesticide in your home.

Around Switches and Outlets

Sprinkle the diatomaceous earth around outlets and light switches. Don't try to spray a liquid pesticide in these areas — liquid and electricity don't work well together. Dust some of the diatomaceous earth inside the switch or outlet covers where bed bugs may be hiding. Carefully remove the covers with a screwdriver and replace the cover when finished. If you see live bugs inside, try to kill any you can without injuring yourself.

Behind and Beneath Furniture

Spray the pesticide behind and beneath any furniture in your home. Remove any drawers from furniture and wipe them all down, then spray inside the drawers and inside the furniture piece as well. Be sure to spray behind wall hangings, such as mirrors or frames, where these bugs can also be hiding. Wipe any excess off, so it doesn't drip down your wall. Inspect the frames for live bugs and kill any you spot.

Behind Baseboards

Spray the pesticide along and behind baseboards around the infested room and any adjoining rooms, just in case. If you can't get to the area behind the baseboards, then just spray along the base of the baseboard.

Inside Registers, Return Grill, and Radiator

Spray the pesticide inside registers, wall return grills, and the radiator (when not in use) to kill bed bugs that may be hiding inside your duct work. Spray far into your registers to reach your duct work as deep as possible. Repeat this throughout your entire home.

Around Mattress and Frame

Sprinkle diatomaceous earth on your mattress, as well as around the feet of the bed frame. Spray the frame itself, as well as the footboard and headboard, with a spray pesticide. Cover your mattress with a protective cover to keep bed bugs out of your bed and to kill any remaining on the mattress.

If you've spotted bed bugs, thoroughly clean and vacuum every square inch of your home. Empty the canister outside, then spray a pesticide or sprinkle diatomaceous earth around your home to kill any bugs that are left inside. Call a professional bed bug exterminator, like Exterminating Unlimited Inc., to ensure you are rid of these bugs and to prevent them from returning.

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Gaining Control Over Pests In The Home

My name is Judy, and I want to welcome you to my pest control blog. In this blog, you'll discover ways to get rid of various types of insects that often get into the home. I'll also talk about the benefits of hiring a professional pest control company when there's a huge infestation inside the home. After bugs infested my home, I did a lot of research to figure out what works and what doesn't. Since this is a common problem in many households, I wanted to share what I knew with other people. Insects can be a health threat to families, so it's very important to get rid of the bugs as quickly as possible. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope that the information I'm sharing with you will help your situation.