When it comes to treatment of pests in your home, there are ways you could go about it. Decluttering the place is the first step you need to follow just to remove the temporary items in the room. While de-cluttering, it is important to be careful so that you do not transfer the pests to the other areas of the home. Avoiding further contamination to the other areas of the home is possible by putting the items in bags made of plastic. 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.
You must dismantle the frames of the bed and use a flashlight to be able to see if there are any pests hiding in there. Any infestation on the fabric will be seen using a flashlight. You will need to cover the mattress with encasements if you find any infestation in there. During infestation, it is advisable that you use encasements so that they neither get in or out of the mattress.
Pests are known for hiding in dresser drawers and this is why you should remove them as well. All you need to do is turn the furniture over so as to inspect them and clean the hiding areas. Pull the furniture away from the walls to make sure there is no hiding place for the pests. So as to make sure the pest eggs are dislodged, you should scrub the areas infested with a stiff brush. You will need to vacuum extra for the places on the walls and furniture that have cracks and crevices. 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.
There is a vacuum attachment at the end of the vacuum and pests like to cling on these surfaces and it is best that you clean it thoroughly. Bristle vacuum attachments are not advisable because they will transfer easily to the other areas of the home. Throw away the vacuum cleaner bags after you are done in a trashcan located outside the home. Where there are pipes and wires penetrating the walls and floors, you need to caulk and seal them. The harboring areas of the pests will be reduced when you caulk and seal. From the time of treatment, it is advisable that you allow at least three weeks for the treatment to work. If possible, hire a professional to do the treatment for you.