Bed Bug Tips

Bed Bug Tips

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    If you think you have a bed bug problem, check for live  bed bugs or shells in the following bed bug problem areas:

    • The undersides, seams, creases, and  folds of mattresses, box springs, couches, pillows, cushions and curtains.
    • Cracks and crevices in the bed frame  and head board, the walls and the baseboards
    • Between the cushions of couches and  chairs
    • Under area rugs and the edges of  carpets
    • In drawers and dressers
    • Behind baseboards, around window and  door casings, electrical plates and under loose wallpaper, paintings and  posters
    • In telephones, radios, and clocks
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           Now that you know you have a problem, you should talk  to a pest control company about managing and eliminating your  problem. Please call Harmony Pest Mgmt’s bed bug control specialist at  505-225-2000.

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                  Use a nozzle attachment on the vacuum to capture  the bed bugs and their eggs. Vacuum all crevices on your mattress,  bed frame, baseboards and any objects close to the bed. It is essential to  vacuum daily and empty the vacuum immediately.

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    Wash all your  linens in the hottest water possible and place them in a hot dryer for 20  minutes.

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    Remove all  unnecessary clutter.

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    Seal cracks and  crevices between baseboards, on wood bed frames, floors and walls with  caulking. Repair or remove peeling wallpaper, tighten loose light switch  covers, and seal any openings where pipes, wires or other utilities come into  your home (pay special attention to walls that are shared between apartments).

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    Monitor daily by setting out glue boards or sticky tape  (carpet tape works well) to catch thebed bugs. Closely examine any items that  you are bringing into your home.

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    Continue with any treatments every two weeks until your  problem is gone. This is so you can break the life cycle of the bedbugs.

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    Make sure to continue sleeping in your own bed. This  will draw the Albuquerque bed bugs out so they can get over the  insecticide and allow the treatments to work to reach full elimination.