How To Drive Bed Bugs Out Of Their Hiding Places With Ease?We suggest trying the following tips to entice the bed bugs out of their hiding places.
- Bed bugs exhibit nocturnal behavior, feeding at night, sleeping during the day. You can mimic this behavior to catch the insects in action
- Center your bed in the room to make room for two carbon dioxide (CO2) traps. Place a trap on each side of the bed, turning the anterior panel toward the wall. Switch on the power and wait for at least 15 minutes to determine the effectiveness of your CO2 trap
- Utilize a floor steamer to drive bed bugs out of hiding. Direct the steam toward suspicious areas, switch on the power, opt for the maximum temperature setting, and wait for at least 15 minutes. It will take this long for the moist heat to penetrate deep into the structure where the bed bugs are hiding
- Utilize space heaters to drive bed bugs out of hiding. Direct the anterior panel toward the suspicious areas, turn on the power, select the maximum speed and temperature settings, and wait for 15 minutes. It takes at least 15 minutes before the heat penetrates the surface where the bed bugs are hiding.
- Place adhesive traps around the heater and steamer to capture the bed bugs as they emerge from their hiding places. Most bed bug glue traps can help up to 30-bed bugs, at which time it will need to be replaced and disposed of in an outdoor trash bin
- Place bed bug infested-linen, attire, stuffed animals, and other fabrics in the laundry. Place the infested items in a plastic bag, seal the top, and transport them to the laundry room. Select the maximum temperature setting for both the washer and dryer and set the timer for 15 minutes. The bed bugs must be exposed to temperatures over 200 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 15 minutes to be effective