Bed bugs are tiny, nocturnal insects that adapt to the same living conditions as humans. Bed bugs prefer a warm climate and may hide in your drapery, linens, or mattresses. Bed bugs have small, flat bodies making it easy for them to hide in any little crack or crevice. Eliminating both seen and unseen bed bugs is essential to completely rid your room of bed bugs and to prevent re-infestation.
Wash your bedding and drapes. Wash pillows, pillow cases, sheets, mattress cover, blankets, sheets, and drapes in hot water.
Vacuum with attachments. Use your vacuum attachments to vacuum base boards, mattress, bed frame, and drapes. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly.
Spread a thin layer of diatomaceous soil along the baseboard of your bedroom and around your bed. Diatomaceous soil has tiny, jagged pieces in it, which is harmless to humans but will cut and kill a tiny insect like a bed bug.
Every three to four days, vacuum and re-apply diatomaceous soil. Vacuum up any dead bugs as well as the diatomaceous soil and re-apply diatomaceous soil along the baseboards and around your bed. Repeat this process until you see no bed bugs in the diatomaceous soil for three to four consecutive days.