How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Article Posted By: Home Depot Staff

Bed bugs are not only creepy, they will also bite. They are usually transported into a home from an outside source and hitch rides on clothing or luggage. Though they are not exclusively nocturnal, they are most active at night and are drawn to dark crevices and fabric seams. In this video Rick from our How-To Community helps you combat these critters and keep your home safe.

If your home becomes infested with bed bugs there are many different products you can use to detect and fight the infestation. BuggyBeds makes glue traps that will help you determine whether you have bugs as well as get rid of them. These non-toxic traps are designed for early detection and can save you from a massive infestation. They are an easy-to-use glue trap that gets placed underneath your mattress. Hot Shot makes line of sprays that are specialized for bed bugs and fleas. This line includes sprays for inside and outside of your home as well as travel sizes that you could take with you on vacation.

Lastly, if you do end up with an infestation, you will want to consider getting a mattress bag. This will allow you to spray your mattress and contain the bed bugs while you are working to rid your home of them. Once treated, your mattress should sit in the bag for approximately 24 hours. This gives adequate time for the products to work.

Take a look at this video for all you need to know about how to get rid of bed bugs.

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