Bed bug expert Lou Sorkin from the American Museum of Natural History and two very busy pest control operators join Howdini's Kimberly Austin with everything you need to know to how to tell if you
If you wish to be extremely thorough, specialist bed bug heaters can be purchased to raise household items to a temperature that is sure to kill all bed bugs and eggs. My favorite is the ZappBug , which is designed to automatically reach the all-important killing temperature to eradicate all stages of the bed bugs life cycle.
The exterminator will locate the bed bugs (which may be found in more than one location) and exterminate as needed. YOU will have to do a lot of laundry. Swipe to advance
Contact a professional: The complete elimination of bed bugs requires highly trained and licensed individuals knowledgeable in bed bug biology, behavior, and the proper use of pesticides. There is little chance that you will be able to eliminate the problem on your own.
If you suspect there are bed bugs in your hotel, take a picture with your cell phone to show the hotel manager. Don't expect any bed bugs you see to stay in one place while you call down to the hotel staff; they crawl about as fast as ants and like to hide.
Do not apply pesticides directly to your body (there are no repellents registered to control bed bugs that can be used on the human body). Do not use outdoor pesticides indoors. If you decide to hire a pest control company, make sure they have experience with bed bugs.