Bed bugs, some cachet ideas
What are bed bugs looking for? First of all, know that they hate light and run away like pest. they will only travel in the middle of the day in case of extreme necessity. otherwise, they will come out of their hiding place to reproduce and feed exclusively at night. When the sun shines or the electric lights are lit, the bed bugs prefer to tap into dark and sharp corners, where they can feel safe while minimizing the light that reaches them. Then we must know that bed bugs are hematophages: they feed on blood. Every night, they'll leave their hiding place to pick you up and suck your blood while you're sleeping.
Unlike mosquitoes that fly, or their cousins, the chips that can jump very high to move quickly, the bed bugs only move by crawling. Thus, they cannot travel long distances in a short time. every time they sting you, it will be at the end of a long journey from their nest. the longer the distance is, the more bugs will feel at risk when they have to go for their meals. That’s why bed bugs first seek to settle as close as possible to your sleeping body, that is, most often inside your bed. They will take a minimum of risk on their way out and will be able to pick you as much as they wish.
But be careful, if they prefer before the direct edges of your bedding, bed bugs remain particularly inventive to find hiding places a few meters from where you sleep. In this page we have limited ourselves to showing possible hiding places exclusively in a room. it is obvious that these few photos are far from covering all cases of figure. However, they give an indication of the areas to be addressed.
Tools for processing
There are various tools to spray insecticide. Here are the most common:
- The back sprayer is the one that is used by professionals (large capacity, high constant pressure), it is the ideal tool for treating large surfaces. Most gardeners are equipped with them.
- The hand sprayer is less practical than the back sprayer (smaller condensance, pressure drops quickly), but it will still allow you to perform treatment in medium size parts.
- Vaporizer is the least convenient way to treat, but it can troubleshoot if you only have a few kidneys to treat.
- For slats, treat all supports and mainly the bottom of the support.
- For tapesters, it will likely be necessary to remove the fabric from the background to complete treatment of the interior.
If possible, return your bed and treat all frames, support, and especially in the places of the connections or you can have space. check if your feet or bed frame are not hollow. This makes excellent hiding places for bed bug nests.
Example type of metal frame with hollow tube feet and hollow bars with holes. inject into each hole of the insecticide and then chop the holes with adhesive tape. Make the frame round by checking all bars and feet.
Transport handles, air vents are places or bed bugs can pass and invade your mattress. In this case, little solution even with the most violent insecticides, it will be difficult to eliminate them and at best it will remain the eggs. the replacement of the mattress will be to be considered but in the meantime, you can always treat it on the surface and wrap it in a completely hermetic cover. It will at least prevent them from leaving.
In case your mattress has no holes, a treatment on all sides will be sufficient. This will allow you to check the absence of bed bugs and mainly along the executioners.
Return and process, if possible, all paintings, engravings, posters hanging on the wall and mainly those above the bed.
Completely empty your night tables, check the books, bedside lamp, drawer, photos,. return it and treat the underside and back if necessary.
Completely empty your wardrobes or dressers. Wash your linen at minimum 60°C, fully process the inside of your piece but also non-targeted surfaces (above, underside, rear)
Plug socket not glued to the wall: dismantle there and check if a bed bug nest did not elect a home. Be careful, cut the area, especially if you have to treat !
When you go back, try to remove the spaces. If necessary, use coated or mastic cartridge.
Switch not glued to wall (see sockets).
If you have an apparent beam in your room, check there and treat all cracks. It's an ideal hiding place for bed bugs.
Treat along the folds, the face against the wall but also the face against the ground. if you can, butcher all the spaces (coated, silicone, mastic, ...)
Treat along the chopsticks, the face against the wall but also the face against the floor. if you can, butcher all the spaces (coated, silicone, mastic, ...)
Amount of doors
An amount of door that does not stick to the wall can also be a hiding place for bed bugs. then, don't hesitate to treat everywhere or you have a space, a crack, a hole ...
For mouthing all spaces, you can use acrylic mastic, it is easy to use and it can then be painted.