Can I spray?
Warning – Don’t make these mistakes when you discover you have bed bugs. The following things may actually make your infestation worse!
One of the first things is to panic and start spraying insecticide everywhere in your house or set off a bug bomb or fogger. Spraying bug sprays is a big but common mistake many people make. The sprays may actually cause the bed bugs to try and hide and worse scatter. Plus the chemicals in these products aren’t good for small kids, the elderly or pets. Remember these insecticides aren’t really meant for use on bedding, linens, carpets, etc. You could be creating a whole new problem worse than a few bedbug bites.
Do regular inspections of all areas bed bugs like to hide. In bedding, in & around bed frames, on stuffed animals (Stuffed toys can be put in the clothes dryer for 40 to 60 minutes) and decorative pillows, inside clothing drawers, around baseboards and inside slots, screw holes, cracks, & crevices in around furniture. Be vigilant in checking these known bed bug hideouts.
The groove in the bed frame side panel. Machine cut in bed frame bed bugs infested. Shed skins on surface and bugs in groove. By louento.pix
When you become aware of a bed bug infestation, it is time to go through all your belongings & throw away all your clutter. Cluttered conditions can offer the bed bugs a lot of excellent hiding places very near their human blood-meal hosts. Do not forget to throw things out in sealed plastic bags or wrapped in plastic so you are not dropping & spreading the infestation as you discard them. Thoroughly de-clutter all areas (bedding, couches, bed frames etc.) where you have been bitten by bed bugs.