Some pests are great at hiding around your home. Once they’ve found a good hiding place, they’re going to stay there to avoid detection. Bedbugs
fit into this group. They know how to hide exceptionally well. You may not realize that you have a problem until you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation. Bedbugs
tend to hide in areas where you don’t look. Unfortunately, this makes the infestation harder to identify.
Thankfully, you can make them come out of hiding. Doing so will make it easier for you to pinpoint a problem sooner.
Making Them Come Out Of Hiding
You can use certain techniques to make bedbugs
come out of hiding. Use the tips below to do that.
- Make your room dark. If you sleep at night, bedbugs will sleep during the day and come out at night. Turn your lights off and cover your windows. If you make the room dark enough, the bedbugs may come out of hiding.
- It is a good idea to use a bedbug steamer. These products are designed to eliminate bedbugs using extremely hot steam. If you spray the steam near their hiding places, the bedbugs might come out of hiding. Get closer and make sure that the steam touches the bedbugs. Do that and you’ll kill them.
- Remember the bedbugs are attracted to heat and CO2. When you sleep at night, your body will release both. You can make bedbugs come out of hiding using lures that release both. In addition to this, you’ll want to use lures and traps. These products use glue to trap and kill bedbugs. Talk to a local exterminator about these methods.
- Since bedbugs are attracted to heat, you should try making your bed hot. Using a heating pad might convince the bedbugs to come out of hiding.
Ultimately, you can kill bedbugs using your dryer. Bedbugs cannot tolerate extremely hot temperatures. When they’re exposed to hot temperatures, they’ll die. With that being said, you should throw your sheets and covers into the dryer. Switch it to the hottest temperature. Then, you’ll want to leave the dryer on for 15 minutes.
If you need assistance, you should get in touch with a local exterminator. They’ll have tools to eliminate bedbugs. Their lures use CO2 and heat. Plus, they contain glue to trap and kill bedbugs. Most of these lures remain active for 90 days. Take advantage of them to simplify the problem.