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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Carpet: A Simple Guide

Published June 2nd, 2020 by Vision Pest Control

Did you know that bed bugs can also infest your carpet? It's not a fun thing to think about, but it's true. 

We're here to teach you how to get rid of bed bugs in carpet so that if this does happen, you're prepared. 

Follow along with this quick and simple guide! 

Bed Bugs 

It's important to remember that bed bugs are not a sign of bad hygiene or poor living conditions. No one is exempt from getting them. One in five Americans has had issues with bed bugs. 

Bed bug bites, although harmless, can cause an allergic response in people and range in severity based on the immune system. 

These insects only come out at night, so it may take a while for you to realize that they are present in your home. 

There are steps you can take to prevent bed bugs from entering your home. But if they do invade your space, there are simple ways to get them removed. 

Don't Sweep 

Step number one after you've identified a bed bug infestation is to not sweep up anything. It may seem tempting at first, but by sweeping, you will only make matters worse. 

When you sweep the bed bugs, you are actually spreading the issue and allowing them to multiply. This only moves the eggs and larvae to other parts of your home, thus increasing your problem.

If you notice bed bugs on your carpet, do not reach for that broom! 

Clear The Floor 

You should instead clear the floor of furniture and smaller area rugs, which can be cleaned by going in the dryer. Take your time to remove everything gently and properly to give yourself access to your floor. 

Once your floor is cleared, you're ready to disinfect. 

Shampoo

You can shampoo your carpet with the following: borax powder, diatomaceous earth, cimeXa insecticide dust, and bed bug bully spray. 

Whichever product you decide to use, let it sit for roughly three and a half hours to allow for the ingredients to break down the exoskeletons of the pests. 

Vacuum 

After allowing the product to sit for some time, it's safe to vacuum your carpet. This is a critical part of removing the bed bugs from your home because it is the step in which you are discarding them. 

For this part, you'll want to use a strong and reliable vacuum cleaner with a HEPA bag and filtration system. These types of vacuums are made specifically for pest control and will block any allergens that bed bugs contain from becoming airborne. 

After you've finished vacuuming, you'll want to seal and discard the bag immediately to minimize the risk of a second infestation. 

Now You Know How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs In Carpet 

Nobody wants to get bed bugs, but it happens.

If you end up getting them, don't let it intimidate you. Instead, follow our quick and easy guide for how to get rid of bed bugs in carpet, and you'll be on your way as if it never happened. 

If you still have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today to see how we can help! 


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