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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

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Once a bed bug problem is discovered, most people just want to know how to eliminate bed bugs and quickest ways to kill bed bugs. Thankfully there are steps you can take, prior to professional bed bug treatment, to manage the level of infestation.

Firstly, you need to know some basic facts about the bed bugs. High levels of hygiene, deep cleaning and the use of DIY bed bug powder or bed bug repellent products will help to kill some bed bugs. However professional bed bug treatment is often needed to successfully treat an infestation as it can be hard to get rid of bed bugs completely on your own. 

DIY bed bug control solutions are not usually powerful enough to eradicate the presence of bed bugs. They have built up resilience to many types of conventional pesticides, making even professional bed bug treatment difficult.

1. Identify your pests

The first step to solving any pest problem is to know what pest you are dealing with. In this case, you need to be sure you have bed bugs and not another biting insect such as mosquitoes or fleas. Bed bug pest control services and solutions vary depending on the species infesting your home or business.

Bed bugs are nocturnal, only coming out at night to feed, which makes them difficult to spot. During the day bed bugs tend to hide in cracks and crevices near their preferred feeding area (usually a bed). If you can identify the common signs of bed bugs, it will help to confirm if there is an bed bug infestation present in your premises.

Correct identification of a bed bug or bed bug bite will help you to choose the most effective bed bug control service, saving you both time and money.

Sometimes it turns out that the infestation is not caused by bed bugs. However it is still important to know how to prevent bed bugs from your living space.

2. Choose Your Method

DIY Bed Bug Treatment or Professional Bed Bug Treatment Company?

When it comes to getting rid of bed bugs and how to eliminate bed bugs , you are likely to need professional help even though there are DIY bed bug killer options to help reduce the numbers of bed bugs these are unlikely to eradicate an established infestation completely.

The DIY getting rid of bedbugs option, requires you to take a proactive approach to managing an bed bug infestation taking up a lot of time as you will need to be carefully monitoring the effectiveness of the DIY bed bug treatment. You will also need a basic awareness of common bed bug hotspots to make your DIY bed bug treatment as effective as possible and you'll need to understand how and where bed bugs can spread to ensure that all potential areas of infestation are monitored and treated.

The professional bedbugs control solution just needs you to contact your local, Rentokil expert at the first signs of bed bugs, to allow immediate bed bugs pest control treatment by experienced and professionally trained technicians.

DIY bed bug treatment (not recommended)

If you decide to control bed bugs on your own, there are a few steps you can take straight away to try and manage the problem. 

How to get rid of bed bugs yourself 

  1. Inspect - check bed bug hot spots such as mattress seams, bed frames, headboards, along the edge of carpets, and nearby furniture (cabinets, drawers, armchairs, sofas) for live insects. 
  2. Wash - wash infested bedding at a high temperature of 60℃ for ideally 90 minutes. 
  3. Heat - If possible, place items into a tumble dryer for minimum 30 minute cycle. 
  4. Vacuum - vacuum your bed, mattress, and any area near to where you have spotted bed bugs. Use the hose attachments to clean along walls and around edges. Afterwards, empty your vacuum into an outside bin. 

Although these steps can help to control the problem, they do not guarantee to remove bed bugs completely. The most effective solution for complete bed bug removal is by an expert pest control professional.

The essential "dos and don'ts" after a trip

Bed bugs are known to be closely related to travelling due to various factors. An adult bed bug is approximately 5mm long, and makes it easy for them to hide at back of headboards mounted on walls, mattresses, box springs and baseboards easily. They are fond of fabrics and upholsteries, such as curtains and sofas, and thus, these common hideouts are usually targeted in rooms locally or internationally.

You could easily transport one of it back home after a travel.

The "Dos"

  • Perform diligent housekeeping such as washing bedsheets, curtains and clothes in a dryer on high setting. Stuffed toys may also be placed in a hot dryer for 30 minutes
  • Vacuum carpet or fabric drapes and upholstered furniture regularly (dispose vacuum contents immediately and carefully
  • Pull beds away from the wall
  • Remove layer by layer and check for any bed bug on the sheets

The "Don'ts"

  • Place luggage on or near to your bed
  • Place dirty and clean linens together
  • Move furniture or beds (to avoid moving and spreading the proximity of bed bugs)

Benefits of a Professional Bed Bug Control Service

How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Home

Enhanced Bed Bug Control Program - The program consists of inspection and residual spraying on commonly infested areas such as wall skirtings, carpeted areas, furniture joints, cracks or crevices, bed frames and corner of mattresses.

To ensure adequate protection, steam treatment is also recommended to eliminate adult bed bugs, larvae and eggs. The system is able to to treat sensitive areas that involve direct skin contact such as allergy. It is safe and environmentally friendly, thus enhancing the level of safety.

Rentokil service technicians are extensively trained, skilled and experienced professionals. They understand the habits of bed bugs and use their knowledge to choose the correct control methods and materials to develop an effective management programme.

You can prevent the problem from turning into a costly, disruptive and time consuming epidemic.

How To Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Business


As part of our service, we offer a proactive inspection service as required depending on situation to reduce future risks. Our recommendation is to inspect all high risk areas of your business, the exact details will be agreed with you.

Staff Training

Early detection of bed bugs is essential to quick and effective treatment. No one is better placed for identifying bed bugs in a hotel than your housekeeping staff. As part of our bed bug treatment programme, our experts will train your staff (upon request) on looking for signs of bed bugs - before they end up in a review on a travel site!

High Risk Bed Bug Businesses

You should consider a proactive approach to bed bug control if your business offers accommodation or provides transportation. These environments are considered the main sources for harbouring and spreading bed bugs:

Hospitality - hotels, guest houses, hostels



The best defence for your business is early detection of common bed bug signs as bed bug problem can spread very quickly and if left uncontrolled can put your business in jeopardy of loss of revenue, reputation or even forced closure. The presence of bed bugs also poses a high risk of distressing bites for you and your customers.

How To Choose your Pest Control Professional

To find the right professional pest control company, you need to ensure the entire organization, as well as the pest control technicians are able to fulfill key criteria.

You should expect the same level of competence and duty of care as provided by any other professional service provider.

A good pest partner should be able to anticipate and answer all your health and safety concerns. Services and treatments should be tailored to suit your needs as much as possible.

Crucially a professional should also respect your home, property or business site and operate with the greatest care and attention. He or she should be able to voice any challenges or restrictions right from the start. Equally, as a customer, you should always feel able to voice any concerns and ask as many questions as you need to.

Key criteria for Selection:

1. Certifications - licenses and certifications will demonstrate that your treatments are carried out to the highest industry standard practices.

2. Affiliated associations -membership of recognized industry associations such as National Pest Management Association will ensure your services are provided by a trained, insured and trusted company, which has to comply with strict membership criteria.

3. Personal recommendations - even today, word-of-mouth and personal recommendations can be more powerful than a company’s own word. Speak to neighbors, peers, friends or family to find out about customer satisfaction.

4. Transparency - complete honesty and transparency early-on regarding the cost, level and duration of treatment required will help you see if the company is reliable.

5. Expertise & experience - a well established, recognized company can offer a peace of mind in the services provided and its relationship with customers.

3. Preparation Prior to Bedbug Service Treatment

  • Remove all bed linen, pillowcases, bed covers, curtains, and sofa covers. Place them in large plastic bags and double knot. Do this in the same room where bed bugs have been found so that they are not transported to another room. Wash in hot water temperature above 60。 C and dry using the hottest dry cycle available.
  • Take the bed frame apart for inspection and treatment. You may also have to dismantle other items during the treatment so be prepared for this or have a contractor standing by.
  • Make the room perimeter accessible for inspection and treatment by moving items away from the walls to the center of the room
  • Remove pictures, clocks, posters and other wall hangings for inspection and treatment
  • Make sure locked rooms and closets are emptied and open for bedbug inspection and bedbug treatment.

4. Take Action

Contact Rentokil Hong Kong the professional bed bug treatment company today to get rid of your bed bug problem and eliminate any stress or pest concerns you have in your home or business.

For home bed bug protection, Rentokil's expert can quickly control the infestation and make your home pest-free.

For business treatment, you need a full services provider. No matter what is the business size and sector, Rentokil delivers a comprehensive solution with premium quality service. 

Benefit from a range of bed bug control services and complete protection offered by a leading pest control company based in Hong Kong for over 50 years. Join thousands of satisfied customers throughout Hong Kong with most effective bed bug treatment.

Call Rentokil The Experts in Bedbugs Hong Kong today on +85229546888 for your home or business or contact us to schedule an on-site inspection as required depending on situation and advise you the tailor made ways to kill bed bugs while identify bedbug bites.

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