How To Get Bed Bugs Out Of Rugs – 5 Steps

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5 Easy Steps | How To Get Rid Bed Bugs Out Of Rugs And Carpets

When your looking at how to get bed bugs out by treating flooring for bed bugs be sure to take your time and read this article to ensure you are not just spreading the issue from one section of your home or property to another.  Do not sweep a floor you suspect has bed bugs.  Wiping a floor that has suspected bed bugs will only spread the issues.  This is because the eggs, nymphs and larvae can be pushed into another area.

Use this checklist to remove bed bugs from carpet, rugs or flooring.  Please note all the flooring should be done at once.  Do not do this process in sections over long periods of time.

  • Step 1 – Clear all items from the flooring as if you were going to clean the floor.  Be sure to remove everything properly following the prepping procedure listed in our prep article.
  • Step 2 – Bag all rugs in clear plastic bags.  Follow the procedures for handling linens by washing, drying or leaving the items in bags.  Highest settings possible.
  • Step 3 – You can use a professional rug or carpet cleaning company if you feel the need or have concerns about how to handle the process.  If you do this yourself be sure to use carpet shampoo and use charitable and covering all surface areas possible.
  • Step 4 – After shampooing the carpet or rugs you can apply Borax powder or Diatomaceous earth to the carpets, rugs and flooring.  This can be spread over all surface areas and left to sit for about 3.5 hours.  Both products can be irritants so be sure to read  the labels and follow the directions for application and use.  Kids and pets should be kept of the area.  The reason for this application is to break down the exoskeleton of bed bugs.
  • How to Clean Carpets With Bed BugsStep 5 – Vacuum the entire surface area of the home and be sure to vacuum up all the powder and debris thoroughly.  Be sure to empty the vacuum or the bag into a bag and take directly out to the trash.  Do not empty in an indoor trash bin, inside or anywhere near the home.

Area Rugs can be put into the dryer if they fit and are able to be dried and run on the heat setting as references in the laundry posts.  You can also use a streamer or heat treatment on wall to wall carpet, rugs or area rugs but you must be very thorough.  Most bed bug, eggs, nymphs and larvae are invisible to naked eye so missing a spot could result in infestation.

Bare Floors such as hardwood, tile or linoleum are best cleaned with a steam cleaner.  Making sure your getting into all the cracks and crevices.  Steam cleaners can be used in a variety of areas when treating for bed bugs.

If your in the market for a new vacuum cleaner and need some recommendations here are some of our picks.

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Vapamore MR-100 Steamer
  • Uses Dry Vapor To Kill Bed Bugs
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Large Watertank For Extended Use
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Atrix HEPA Backpack Vacuum
  • Commercial Grade Suction Power
  • Purifies Air While Suctioning
  • Comes With Multiple Attachments
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Housemile Anti-Dust
  • Uses Carbon Filtration System
  • Effective Against Dust Mites and Bed Bugs
  • Easy To Clean
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Conair Extreme Steamer
  • Very Lightweight
  • Comes With 3 Useful Attachments
  • Holds 15 Minutes Worth of Water
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Lastly be sure to clean the linens, drapes and any other fabrics in these rooms as referenced in our prepping section to ensure you have left no are for bed bugs.  If you discover bed bugs in your home, contact Enviro Pest Control for immediate relief. Our certified team is educated in the most advanced bed bug protocols and equipped with the state-of-the-art resources necessary for complete eradication of these pests.