From movie theaters to upscale hotels, bed bugs are everywhere. If you believe the news reports -- and you probably should -- we're living through a bedbug invasion. Today's super bed bugs are blood suckers extraordinaire, too. They're resistant to many of the eradication methods exterminators rely on, which means their numbers are continuing
Non-Upholstered Furniture. However, bed bugs can still hide in corners, cracks and crevices. Heat treatment can easily and effectively kill bugs in these hard to reach areas. If you're treating the furniture without heat your primary weapon will be a vacuum to remove any bed bugs that might be lurking in the furniture.
and as noted, they can live up to 18 months dormint. so you could buy a piece of furniture and 3 months down the line they suddenly pop out. the easiest thing for mattresses is to buy the plastic covers that zip. do this do both the boxspring and mattress. that'll prevent them from escaping. check it frequently for chew marks or stains. a solid wood piece are fairly easy just take a flashight, as bedbugs hate light and will flee from it, to it and if you see any of the eggs or bugs vaccum
Remove all the bedding and check for bed bugs carefully. Look out for dark or rust-colored spots that could indicate their excrement. Make sure to examine the bottom of the box springs and the seams in the wood framing. Inspect the entire area surrounding your bed, including inside books, on the edge of your carpet, and even in electrical outlets.
If you're taking a completely non-chemical approach, then use your bed bug steamer to methodically cover every square inch of the furniture, both the upholstered and non-upholstered parts, paying special attention to cracks, crevices, and tufts in the upholstery.
Rest assured, the HOME™ steam cleaner comes packed with all the tools you need for proper bed bug extermination, wherever they may hide. Category Science & Technology