If you follow some steps we have here, you will successfully get rid of pests in your home. Removing all the personal items and anything not permanent in the room is the first step you need to do to de-clutter the place. It is worth noting that these items might just infest other areas by transferring the pests to the other areas. Bagging the items you are removing in plastic could be the best choice to avoid further contamination. The infested garments and linens should be laundered because insecticide will be of no help with these. Put the garments in hot water or heat them for several minutes inside the dryer to make sure you have killed the pests.
Most of the pests will hide in the bed frames and this is why you must dismantle the frames to expose them. Any infestation on the fabric will be seen using a flashlight. Encasements should be put on the mattress if there is pest infestation. The reason for this is so that the pests will neither get in or out of the mattress and you will need to keep them on for the rest of the year.
Pests are known for hiding in dresser drawers and this is why you should remove them as well. Furniture also should be turned over and inspected as you clean around to ensure there is no infestation. You can also pull them away from the walls so that there is no darkness they can hide in. So as to make sure the pest eggs are dislodged, you should scrub the areas infested with a stiff brush. Extensive vacuuming will be needed especially on the cracks and crevices on the furniture and walls. The vacuuming job will be top notch if you remove all the particles in the crevices and cracks in the walls and furniture. Insecticide penetration is great if there are no particles left in the cracks and crevices.
Usually, pests like to cling to surfaces and so it is best to clean the vacuum thoroughly at the end of the vacuum attachment. If you are to avoid transferring the pests to the other areas of the house, do not use bristle vacuum attachments. After you are done with the vacuuming of the house, you should throw away the vacuum cleaner bags in a trashcan outside. Caulking and sealing the areas wires and pipes enter the walls or floors is a vital step. The harboring areas of the pests will be reduced when you caulk and seal. 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.