If you follow some steps we have here, you will successfully get rid of pests in your home. Decluttering the place is the first step you need to follow just to remove the temporary items in the room. It is worth noting that these items might just infest other areas by transferring the pests to the other areas. If possible, bag these items in plastic to avoid contamination to the other areas in the home. The infested garments and linens should be laundered because insecticide will be of no help with these. Killing the pests effectively on the infested garments should include laundering them in hot water and heating them in a dryer for a few minutes.
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. If the mattress together with the box is infested, you will need to cover with encasements. Pests will neither get in or out of the mattress once you put on the encasement and this is the reason for using them during infestation.
Pests are known for hiding in dresser drawers and this is why you should remove them as well. As you clean, it is important that you turn the furniture over as you inspect them to ensure no infestation. Pull the furniture away from the walls to make sure there is no hiding place for the pests. Scrub the areas infested with a stiff brush so that if there are any eggs, they are dislodged. The cracks and crevices of the furniture and walls will need extra vacuuming. 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. Throw away the vacuum cleaner bags after you are done in a trashcan located outside the home. There are places in the house where pipes and wires penetrate the walls and floors and it is important that you caulk and seal. You will be reducing the harboring areas of the pests. The effectiveness of the treatment will be at least three weeks from the time the treatment is placed. Hiring professionals is also not a bad idea.