Don’t Panic! Bed bugs are difficult pests to get rid of, but with the right experienced Pest Management Professional, you can get total elimination within a short period of time.
Do not use foggers, they are not recommended for a bed bug infestation. Foggers can actually make the infestation worse by spreading them.
Do not throw out your mattress and box–spring unless you were planning on replacing them. If you do throw them out, precautions need to be taken to not spread the bed bugs throughout the building.
Do not throw out furniture. Almost everything can be treated and saved.
Do not start sleeping in a different room. The bed bugs will eventually find you and all you will have done is spread the infestation.
Do not move during a bed bug infestation unless you absolutely have to. You are likely to bring them with you.
Do not take things out of an infested room and move them to another room. Moving items from one room to another will spread the bed bugs.
Do not try to self–treat. It is rarely effective and will often prolong and increase the infestation.
Do try to save any bed bug you find to show your Pest Management Professional. You can use clear masking tape to trap one and stick it onto a white piece of paper.
Reduce the amount of clutter as much as possible. Clutter provides bed bugs a safe place to hide and makes it hard for a Pest Management Professional to inspect and to treat.