The no-BS guide to getting rid of bedbugs yourself

Why treat for bedbugs yourself? In many locations in the United States, a professional bedbug exterminator will range from $800 to over $1200 depending on the size of the space. Alternatively, any people have had success with DIY methods such as these, which cost under $100 on average. You have to be diligent about the … Read more

How to identify a bed bug

What do bed bugs look like? Fully grown bed bugs are typically a mahogany to rusty brown color, although they may appear more red-brown color after a recent blood meal. They are usually identified by their characteristic flat body, which is about the same size and shape as a medium-sized flat apple seed. They have … Read more

Home remedies for bedbug itch

How to stop bedbug bites from itching? Bed bugs are small, and are very good hiders. It’s pretty rare to actually find one walking around your house or apartment. Most of the time, people only realize that they have a bedbug infestation once they start noticing bedbug bites on their skin. There are many ways … Read more

Can bedbugs drown?

Can you kill a bedbug by drowning it? This question is commonly asked by people who have found a bedbug on their skin, and worry that there may be bedbugs or bedbug eggs in their hair or elsewhere on their body. They naturally want to know if taking a hot shower will kill the bedbugs. … Read more

6 BEST bed bug mattress covers (and a size chart)

Best bed bug mattress cover This is a specialized bed bug mattress encasement. Think of it as an extra-large and durable mattress cover with a zipper that completely surrounds your mattress. It is designed to trap any bed bugs that are already in the mattress so that they cannot bite you, and will ultimately die … Read more

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