Bed bugs are not easy to identify unless you know what to look for. Once you've been infested with bed bugs, it's very hard to get rid of them without knowing what to do. There are many ways to stop a bed bug infestation, but only a few that will keep them from coming back.
Things You Will Need
Caulking and gun
Step 1Identify the nest. If you have bed bugs and listen for movement. A good indicator of bed bugs is usually found in the seams of a mattress. If you look in between the seems and notice black casings or eggs, you probably have bed bugs. Search any light sockets or around the bed if you can't find any in the mattress.
Step 2Remove the eggs. Use bleach to Scrub the walls around the infected area and vacuÃ¼m all the eggs and casings. Pour bleach in vacuÃ¼m bag before dumping to kill any remaining bed bugs. Make sure to not miss any spots, because one egg can be the start of another infestation. Make sure to get the floor cleaned with bleach before you go back in the room.
Step 3Use a steam iron on all clothing. Steam is needed to completely kill bed bugs. The heat from a steam iron will kill all bed bugs and eggs. Steam can be used in place of bleach where needed but its easier to use steam on a mattress or box springs.
Step 4Seal all cracks around nest. Seal all visible cracks with caulking to prevent bed bugs from having an easy place to build a nest.
Go back and double-check. It one or two eggs or bed bugs to start an entire colony again, So make sure to double-check all the areas and make sure no eggs are left over.