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What is the treatment for bed bugs?

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To get rid of bedbugs, carefully deep-clean your bedding, your mattress and anything made of cloth, then make an appointment with an exterminator. Bedbugs are very difficult to eradicate without professional help.

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  1. Gather the necessary supplies

    Buy a specialized bedbug containment mattress case for each infested mattress. Make sure your vacuum is in good working order. Vacuums that require bags are preferable when treating bedbug infestations.

  2. Clean thoroughly

    Wash all bed linens and pillows in hot water. Dry in a clothes dryer for at least 30 minutes. Vacuum every crevice of your mattress. Discard the vacuum bag in an airtight container outside of the home.

  3. Hire an exterminator

    Your home may require professional pesticide treatment to become bedbug-free. An exterminator can also offer advice on how to keep bedbugs from coming back.

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