Welcome to the Bed Bugs Guide - a guide to how to kill bed bugs. This is the place to come if you've got a bed bug infestation or are worried about them. The site will tell you everything you need to know - what bed bugs are, why they're creeping around inside your bed, and what you need to do to get rid of them and to save your mattress so you don't have to make an expensive new purchase. Read on for more information.
Bed Bug Facts:
If you know you have bed bugs, then realistically you'll need to get an exterminator - they're very difficult to get rid of. If you're looking to find an exterminator in your area who handles them, you can fill out the form on this page and several will contact you with price quotes.
Signs of Bed Bugs - How to know whether or not you've got them, including a couple of tricks to be 100% sure.
What if I rent my house / apartment? - Read this first.
How to Kill Bed Bugs:
Diatomaceous Soil - This is a way to kill them off using a kind of soil that is made of crushed-up fossils - little jagged edges kill off insects, but don't harm people.
Things That Don't Work - A lot of the traditional home remedies are duds - this page is a list of the ones for you to absolutely avoid.
Questions About What to Do:
Questions About Infested Possessions:
Does my landlord have to pay for the exterminator?
Do I have any legal remedies against a hotel if I stay there and get bed bugs?
Climb-Up Insect Interceptor - This is a product that you can put on the legs of your bed or other furniture to keep bed bugs from climbing onto it.
Hot Shot No-Pest Strips - This might be an - This might be an option, if you think you're getting them from a crawl space or some other connection to your neighbors.
Kleen Free - A natural bed bug treatment, if you're worried about using chemicals this may be the option for you.
Pack Tite - This is an interesting device, mainly useful for frequent travelers or people planning to move from an infested house. It's basically a box you can put stuff into, heat it up, and kill any bed bugs hiding on your stuff.
Pronto - A spray designed specifically for bedbugs.
Rest Easy - designed specifically for travelers who are worried about picking up bed bugs in hotels, etc.
Sterifab - This is a spray that's used for many kinds of insects, and it's a good one to take with you on trips. Some exterminators also use it as part of their treatment program.
Stinger Stopper - An ointment designed for bug bites, this can help get rid of the itching.
ThermaPureHeat - This is a method of heating up the air in your house to 130 degrees, killing off insects. It's kind of like fumigation, but with no chemicals.
Vikane - A kind of fumigation used by professional pest companies, this page will explain the risks and the benefits.
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