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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs - Quick Tips

By DoMyOwn staff

Quick Tips to Help You with a Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Treatment.

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Okay, some common mistakes folks make when they're trying to get rid of bed bugs is just not doing a thorough job. A lot of folks want to go in and just kind of broadcast spray all over the room and hope that just does the job. Well bed bugs like to hide in cracks and crevices so it is very important that every crack and crevice is treated. This means cracks and crevices around base boards, door frames, window frames, picture frames. If you can fit a credit card in there a bed bug can also hide there. Every crack and crevice must be treated. The second common mistake is just not doing the repeat treatments. People want to treat once and move on. Unfortunately the bed bug egg is protected so those repeat treatments are necessary with every product that you use.

Can I do it myself?

You may be wondering if you can treat bed bugs yourself versus hiring a professional, and the answer is of course you can. You have to be committed to adding a little bit of your own labor into the process, but if you are willing to do that you can certainly treat bed bugs yourself. We do recommend that you use one of our bed bug kits versus trying to choose one single product because there could be a resistance issue with the product that you are choosing and treating the string of bed bugs that you have. If you choose a kit you'll notice they come with an aerosol, they'll come with a dust, and may even come with a liquid concentrate. These different products are all chosen to put together into one kit so you can avoid any kind of resistance issue"