The Atrix line of commercial grade HEPA bed bug vacuums offer an effective tool for anyone dealing with bed bugs including individuals, pest control operators, hotels and property managers. Unlike other vacuums, the Atrix Express was designed for bed bugs and other crawling insects utilizing a self contained HEPA filter and plugs to ensure nothing gets out after usage.
Vacuuming up a little bit of talcum/baby powder before you start vacuuming and just after you finish may also help reduce the survival rate of some of the bugs that are vacuumed up. As soon as you are done vacuuming, the vacuum bag should be tied shut in a trash bag and discarded outside of the home.
Diatomaceous earth is an effective bed bug powder. It's also cheap and free of harmful chemicals. It's easy to apply around your home and safe to apply near food, pets, and children.
Identify, Eliminate & Prevent Harris Diatomaceous Earth Bed Bug Powder is an important part of the bed bug treatment process. Using a liquid spray and mattress encasement cover along with the powder will increase your chances of success.
Spidey and Amy: If I understand it correctly, there are two concerns with vacuuming up DE; kicking up the fine particles, exacerbating the respiratory hazard and ruining the vacuum cleaner mechanism with the fine powder. Also, when vacuuming for bed bugs, isn't it better to avoid using brushes?
My neighbor has had bed bugs for over a year and about 9 days ago i found some in my mattress and 7 in my couch i immediately had an exterminator come in he sprayed her house and mine and left powder all over the place after a week i started siliconing all the cracks around the floor boards, windows and door frames.