When it comes to treatment of pests in your home, there are ways you could go about it. 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. You cannot use insecticide on infested garments and linens and this is the reason why you need to launder them. Put the garments in hot water or heat them for several minutes inside the dryer to make sure you have killed the pests.
Bed frames are known for hiding pests and this is why you need to dismantle the frame to be able to see 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. As you clean, it is important that you turn the furniture over as you inspect them to ensure no infestation. Pests like dark hiding places and this is why you need to pull the furniture away from the walls to ensure there is no darkness. Scrub the areas infested with a stiff brush so that if there are any eggs, they are dislodged. The cracks and crevices of the furniture and walls will need extra vacuuming. If you have done a good vacuuming job, you will have removed any particles in the crevices and cracks. If you manage to successfully remove the particles, you will have great insecticide penetration.
You need to clean the vacuum attachment at the end of the vacuum thoroughly because pests cling on such surfaces. Ensure you do not use bristle attachments because you will easily transfer the pests to other areas. 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. It is important that you allow three weeks from the time of treatment for it to be completely effective. Hiring professionals is also not a bad idea.