If you follow some steps we have here, you will successfully get rid of pests in your home. Removing all the personal items and anything not permanent in the room is the first step you need to do to de-clutter the place. In the process of removing clutter, it is worth noting that you might be transferring these pests to the other areas of the home. Avoiding further contamination to the other areas of the home is possible by putting the items in bags made of plastic. 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.
Most of the pests will hide in the bed frames and this is why you must dismantle the frames to expose them. Any infestation on the fabric will be seen using a flashlight. Encasements should be put on the mattress if there is pest infestation. During infestation, it is advisable that you use encasements so that they neither get in or out of the mattress.
Remove the dresser drawers as well because pests are fond of hiding in such places. Furniture also should be turned over and inspected as you clean around to ensure there is no infestation. You can also pull them away from the walls so that there is no darkness they can hide in. Scrub the areas infested with a stiff brush so that if there are any eggs, they are dislodged. Extensive vacuuming will be needed especially on the cracks and crevices on the furniture and walls. If you have done a good vacuuming job, you will have removed any particles in the crevices and cracks. Insecticide penetration is great if there are no particles left in the cracks and crevices.
You need to clean the vacuum attachment at the end of the vacuum thoroughly because pests cling on such surfaces. If you are to avoid transferring the pests to the other areas of the house, do not use bristle vacuum attachments. The vacuum cleaner bags should be disposed in a trashcan outside the home once you are done vacuuming. Where there are pipes and wires penetrating the walls and floors, you need to caulk and seal them. The harboring areas of the pests will be reduced when you caulk and seal. The effectiveness of the treatment will be at least three weeks from the time the treatment is placed. Professionals will do a better job at the treatment.