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Managing bed bugs takes a lot of work, a lot of time, and a lot of knowledge and experience to eliminate the pests. It is important that you visually and thoroughly inspect the site, correctly identify the pest, and determine the source and extent of the infestation.

The integrated approach to bed bug management consists of four steps: visual inspection, preparing the room for treatment, treatment procedures, and follow-up.

Visual inspection: Step 1 in managing bed bugs

Inspection tools

in. A strong flashlight

B. Magnifying glass

against Plastic bag with zipper

D. Crevice tool

me. Compressed air

F. Screwdriver

gram. Small tool kit

H. Alcohol, cotton buds / baby wipes

I. sticky traps

j. Gloves, soapy water, cloth and sponge.

k. Mirror with handle

l to notepad

Mister. on camera

no. Wrench

or Hammer

What to look for

in. blood stains

B. dark fecal spots

against Eggs, eggshells, discarded skin

D. Bed bugs (adults and nymphs)

me. Pungent moldy shoes or a disgusting sweetish odor from an oily fluid discharged from the glands in the chest

where to look

in. Inspect the areas where you spend most of your rest (for example, bed, sofa, and chair).

B. Inspect bedding, pillows, and pillowcases.

against Inspect along the seam and in tufts and creases of the mattress and under the labels.

D. Inspect the box spring and bed frame.

me. Inspect the perimeter of the room, including floorboards, walls, baseboards, windows, doors, and carpet edges.

F. Inspect all the furniture inside the room.

gram. Inspect magazines, books, files, and newspapers on the shelves and on the floor.

H. Inspect all wall hangings (paintings, picture frames, mirrors, etc.)

I. Inspect for cracks and crevices in furniture, box spring, bed frame, and floor and screw holes.

j. Inspect recesses and wall sockets, electrical switch plates, wall sockets, ceiling light fixtures, and ducts.

Prepare the room for treatment: Step 2 in Bed Bug Management

in. Remove bedding, pillowcases, and pillows from the bed and store them in sealed plastic bags for washing and drying.

B. Store all other personal items in sealed plastic bags.

against Remove headboard and bed frame to examine cracks and crevices.

D. Empty all closet drawers, desks, tables, dressers, and cupboards within the room and store the contents in sealed plastic bags.

me. Use a screwdriver to remove electrical switch plates, outlet covers, and wall plugs.

F. Remove all clutter from the floor and under the bed.

Treatment application: Step 3 in bed bug control

in. Vacuum mattresses, carpets, drawers, cabinets, and all bed bug-infested surfaces.

B. Read and follow label directions before applying insecticide.

against Remove the bag from the vacuum cleaner, seal it in a plastic bag and dispose of it in the outer garbage container.

D. Treat the mattress with appropriate treatments (eg steam treatment) and use mattress covers.

me. Apply proper treatment to infested furniture, cabinets, dressers, tapestries, and all other items.

F. Apply residual chemical powder to cracks and crevices in furniture, floors, windows, plugs, and other ports.

Types of treatments

Desiccant powder, insecticide sprays, heat treatment, steam treatment, Cryonite freezing, fumigation or insect growth regulator

Surface applications

in. Liquid insecticide is used to treat carpet edges, trim, and sometimes cracks and crevices to eliminate bed bugs in the shelter.

B. Treat flat surfaces of upholstered furniture with pesticide powder. Read the directions on pesticide labels before applying it to other furniture.

against Remove the cabinet guides and treat with liquid pesticide.

D. Apply insecticide spray to walls, carpet edges, under baseboard, and where carpet meets baseboard.

me. Treat the bed frame and headboard, including gaskets, slots, and screw holes, with a direct contact sprayer. Use insecticide powder on crevices and crevices.

F. Use a mattress cover after treating the mattress.

Follow-up Procedures: Step 4 in Bed Bug Management

After about 10 days, use monitoring devices to observe bed bug activity. Inspect and treat all shelters one more time. Repeat the process until all pests are eliminated.

Bed bug control requires concentration, patience, and time. It is best to hire a pest control company to do the job if you are not willing to dedicate yourself to the task. If shelters are not treated thoroughly, you will not get rid of pests.

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