Do-it-yourself Bed Bug Control | US EPA

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Can you get rid of bed bugs on your own?

Treating bed bugs is complex. Your likelihood of success depends on many factors, including:

Getting rid of bed bugs completely can take weeks to months, depending on the nature and extent of the infestation. To be successful, everyone will need to cooperate and do their part.

The following steps will help you begin:

You may have to follow these steps more than once to kill all the bugs and their eggs.

Preparing for treatment is very important; it will make it easier to monitor for bed bugs that haven't been eliminated. This preparation should be completed whether you are doing the treatment yourself or hiring a professional.

Learn more about preparing for treatment

Learn about treatment options (PDF).(4 pp, 480 K, About PDF)

Bed bug interceptor (place under furniture legs to catch bed bugs)

For additional information, please see :The following links exit the site

Bed bugs National Pesticide Information Center

Bed bugs: Do-it-yourself control options-- Texas A & M AgriLife Extension

Bed Bug Control in Residences-- University of Minnesota

Bed Bugs Integrated Pest Management in and Around the Home-- University of California

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Do-it-yourself Bed Bug Control | US EPA

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