Should I throw out my mattress if I have bed bugs?

If I find a bedbug, do I need to throw out my mattress? You do not have to throw out a bedbug-infested mattress. There is a common misconception that once you find a bedbug, you have to throw out basically everything you own. This is not true. Most household items can be treated for bedbugs, … Read more

Do you have to treat the whole house for bed bugs?

I found a bedbug – do I need to treat the entire house or apartment? A lot of folks have been asking us, “if I find a bedbug in one room, do I have to treat the entire house for bedbugs?” It makes sense, as whole-house treatments where the exterminator uses chemicals or heats the … Read more

Does paint thinner kill bed bugs?

Will paint thinner kill bed bugs? The answer is, yes – paint thinner will kill bedbugs (and bedbug eggs). But it won’t be very pleasant for you, either. There are also a lot of other concerns with using paint thinner on bed bugs. Paint thinner (otherwise known as turpentine), will technically kill bedbugs because it … Read more

Can a hair dryer kill bed bugs?

Can you kill bedbugs with a hair dryer? The answer is yes… Kind of. As we learned in our article about using steam cleaners to kill bedbugs, heat is definitely one way that professional exterminators kill bedbugs. That said, they use large industrial-grade heaters to bring up the ambient temperature in the entire space to … Read more

Can you kill bedbugs with a steam cleaner?

Can I use a steam cleaner for bedbugs? We know that heat is an effective way of killing bedbugs. After all, many professional exterminators will use heat treatments for bedbugs, and of course, it’s always recommended to put all of your clothes and fabrics through the dryer on high heat when you have a bedbug … Read more

DIY bed post interceptors for bedbugs

How to make your own bed bug interceptors Bed bug interceptors are useful for detecting bed bugs – but can you make them yourself? Unfortunately, bed bug infestations can be extremely hard to diagnose without a professional examination or a bed bug sniffing dog. Bedbugs are small, are most active at night when their prey … Read more

Diatomaceous Earth vs. CimeXa – which works best for bedbugs?

Is CimeXa better than diatomaceous earth? If you have bed bugs and are searching for a way to kill them that is effective, fast, and permanent, then you may be wondering about the benefits of Diatomaceous Earth vs. CimeXa. So, how do they compare? What is CimeXa? CimeXa is the brand name of a type … Read more