Before any vacuuming, use a stiff brush to scrub the mattress and carpets to help dislodge any possible bed bugs and their eggs. To kill bed bugs, you should also remove and wash bed linen and garments in hot water (minimum 120°F) and have them dry in a hot dryer for at least 20 minutes.
SenSci Volcano Monitors: These bed bug monitors/detectors may be used with the lures or without the lure to capture bed bugs. As an identification tool, you can monitor your bed bug treatment plan or simply to monitor the presence of bed bug. Use the optional lure if a person is not present in the bedroom that is being monitored.
As mentioned above, high heat kills bed bugs. A bed bug or bed bug egg must have direct contact with hot steam to be killed. We recommend using a bed bug steamer to steam your mattress, box spring, and other furniture. Steaming is a great option in rooms and areas where the use of pesticides must be limited due to health or other concerns.
Vacuuming will remove any bugs from the nooks and crannies in which they may be hiding. Use a brush to loosen all bugs and eggs. Make sure you clean out your vacuum thoroughly afterward and dispose of any vacuum bags outside of the house. Use a steamer on things like your mattress and box spring.
Tea tree oil is highly antimicrobial and antibacterial that it kills bed bugs and their eggs. It has a strong disinfecting smell that also helps deter the bugs. 3.
Use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming. Vacuum your bed and surrounding area frequently.