Bedbugs are good at many things including traveling and hiding. If bedbugs have entered your home, you may not realize that you have a problem. You’ll likely wait until the problem spirals out of control before you call an exterminator. The infestation will likely start with a few bugs and quickly turn into a nightmare. You might be able to identify the problem much quicker by forcing the bedbugs to come out of hiding.
Otherwise, the problem will require assistance from an exterminator when you figure out what is happening. Below, you’ll find tips for forcing bedbugs to emerge from their hiding spots.
Making Bedbugs Come Out Of Their Hiding Spots
There are several things you can do to force bedbugs to come out from hiding.
- Remember that bedbugs tend to sleep and hide during the day. When the lights go off, they’ll come out and try to find good. If you can turn off the lights and make it dark in your bedroom, the bedbugs make show themselves.
- You’ll want to move your beds away from your walls. Then, you can use active traps to capture bedbugs. These traps will help you determine whether you’re dealing with a bedbug infestation. Bedbugs are attracted to heat and CO2. Your body is going to release both when you sleep. Using traps that emit both can help you pinpoint an infestation.
- You can use a steamer to kill bedbugs hiding in your couch, furniture, and bed. Even if the steam doesn’t penetrate the hiding spot, it will release heat that will cause the bedbug to come out. Using heat will give you the chance to confirm that you’re dealing with a bedbug infestation.
- Heat lets bedbugs know that food is nearby. Bedbugs will keep a distance away from the heat source though. Therefore, you might be able to use heat to get the bedbugs to leave and show themselves.
- When returning home, you’ll want to wash your clothes on the highest heat setting. Using the highest temperature will help you kill bedbug and their eggs.
Using Other Lures To Force Bedbugs Out Of Hiding
There are numerous ways to force bedbugs out of their hiding spots. Some traps work as lures as well. Using these products will help you lure and trap the bedbugs. Once you’ve confirmed that you have bedbugs in your home, you need to call an exterminator.