Bed bugs could be hiding in your clothes. Here’s how you can eliminate them quickly and safely.
You can remove bed bugs from your clothes in just a few simple steps. Bed bugs can enter your home by clinging to your clothing and hitching a ride back with you. If you like to shop secondhand, you are at an even higher risk.
Bed bugs clinging to your clothing is one way that you may get bed bugs while traveling.
Since they are so small, you may not notice the bed bugs right away.
Taking just a few simple precautions can help you prevent a bed bug infestation at home, even if you don’t know that these bloodsucking pests are lurking in your stuff.
We recommend our bed bug laundry treatment as part of our bed bug prep services.
Our method allows you to get rid of bed bugs without using an extermination spray on your clothing. It is much safer for you and your wardrobe.
How To Do Bed Bug Laundry
When you do it right, bed bug laundry can eliminate a lot of bed bugs before you start treating the rest of your home. It is a great pest control practice that you can work into your daily routine.
You can use bed bug laundry to prepare your home for extermination. But it also makes a great preventative measure for DIY pest control.
Gather all your washable items and pack them into clear plastic bags.
Doing this will help you prevent any bed bugs from escaping to infest the rest of your home while you get through your pile of laundry.
Wash your clothes, linens, and other laundry-safe items on the highest heat setting they can handle. You will need to expose the bed bugs to at least 113℉ uninterrupted for no less 90 minutes. It may not be possible for you to guarantee your machine can achieve this goal.
If you’re not sure whether or not your washing machine will reach the desired temperature for a long enough time, you can still do bed bug laundry successfully.
Just make sure you use a non-toxic bed bug laundry additive for effective treatment.
It will wash away bed bugs at any water temperature!
Once your washing machine is done, transfer your laundry directly to your drier. Dry your clothes in the highest heat setting for as long as possible.
Resist the urge to put your clothes away in your closet or dresser.
Instead, place your freshly washed laundry into clear plastic bags.
It is crucial that you use new bags for this step. Do not put your clean clothes back into the same plastic bags you took them out of. Doing that is the same as just handing your stuff to the bed bugs you’re trying to get rid of.
If you think you may have a bed bug infestation, reach out to us.
Our professional exterminators will help you get rid of them safely.
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