You may have read elsewhere that doing copious amounts of laundry is essential to bed bug control. Fortunately for those of you that hate doing laundry, it’s not true.
It’s certainly possible to get rid of bed bugs without doing laundry on a daily basis. Bed bug treatments – such as Magical’s bed bug heat treatments and freeze treatments – are very effective at eliminating bed bugs in a variety of situations. Though it makes it easier to ensure every last bed bug is gone once and for all, laundry is not strictly necessary.
How Laundry Assists With Your Bed Bug Treatment
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, doing laundry is a very effective technique to speed up your bed bug extermination and control bed bugs. The heat of a hot-water cycle and tumble-dry will kill bed bugs and their eggs, ensuring your clothes and linens remain bed bugs free. This can help keep bed bugs at bay when your kids go to school, or you travel anywhere outside your home. Changing into freshly laundered clothes before you leave will ensure bed bugs don’t exit your home and spread elsewhere.
If you’d rather not launder any more than necessary, we suggest storing all your clothes and linens in air tight containers or bags. It’s best to wash these items before you do so, however storing them for 18+ months will kill bed bugs inhabiting those items without necessitating laundering them first.
When it comes to a bed bug treatment, the fewer places bed bugs have to hide, the easier it will be to eliminate them for good. Removing clutter, including clothing and linens from the affected areas (and laundering them to kill bed bugs), will ensure your bed bug treatment is as effective as possible.
Need a Toronto Exterminator to Kill Bed Bugs?
If you’re searching for a company to administer a bed bug treatment in your Toronto home, call Magical Pest Control. As a professional Toronto exterminator, we have years of experience with bed bug control. Call us at (905) 738-6676 or fill out our contact form. We’ll get back to you shortly and determine the best bed bug treatment to kill bed bugs in your home.