Jul 30, 2013 - 09:28 AM
In order to kill bed bugs, you have to use a variety of techniques and chemicals. Bed bugs are not something that can usually be killed with 1 product.
Bedbug control is not always difficult. It is tedious. That is because basically, you have to remove the bed from the frame and do a thorough inspection of the mattress and boxspring.
The bottom line is that you have to find the bedbugs. That is why pest companies charge so much. They are charging for labor. And at $80 - $100 per hour, it can get expensive.
Next, spray the entire room, baseboards, under, inside and behind furniture, all cracks, crevices, etc, including the floor under the bed and behind the headboard with Transport Insecticide and a good hand sprayer. Be sure to spray the feet of the bed, and even the underside of the box spring. Some people prefer to use Climbup Bed Bug Traps under the feet of the bed frame to capture bed bugs before they climb up the bed frame.
After everything dries, put the room back together. You might even wait a couple days and then vacuum everything really thoroughly to pick up dead bugs.
Then, in 2-3 weeks, do another treatment with Transport Insecticide, just like before. This treatment doesn't need to be as thorough, and you don't need to do the walls again, but the baseboards, under, inside and behind the furniture needs to be treated. The mattress also needs to be removed and inspected. Wash the bed linens again.
2-3 weeks later, do it again.
We have a complete page on how to kill bed bugs here.
Hope this helps.