Bed bugs are the small flat, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of the human being and the animals, they live or hide in crevices and cracks in and at the beds and if you are not careful enough, it will not be possible to get rid of bed bugs easily and you would need to call bed bug control.
Tips and ways of protecting mattress from bed bugs:
Since bed bugs are not friendly to light, take out your bedding outside and leave them under the bright sun throughout the day and this should be your daily routine because, the heat or burn from the sun, will scare them away. also , they are not active during the day, but it is proven that, when they are in need of food, they always appear out during the day. thus, making it possible for you to eliminate them.
Inspect your mattress and your bedding for availability of the bed bugs, if you find any on your bedding's and clothes, separate them from the rest that are not infected, actually vacuum your mattress and boxes to remove any bed bugs and their eggs. Seal the box springs and the mattress with the zippers polythene bag for more than a year because, they cannot survive for more than a year without any food. Also make sure your beds are pulled away from the walls.
Also, use heated water to soak or dip and wash the infected bedding's and dry them under very high temperatures, because, they are so sensitive to heat, even if, the body heat does not disturb them, the hot heated water will be the best to eradicate them. also, you should place the pillows and non-washable materials in the dryer for about 20-30 minutes.
Use insecticides and pesticides to eradicate them away. However, to be on the safe side, look for an experienced and an expert to help you, because, these parasites or insects are likely to hide and conceal in so many unusual places, such as, under the beds frame and on the cracks and crevices.
Finally, but not the least, you can use the cup with mineral oil and place under the beds legs to trap bed bugs when climbing up and down the bed.
Bed bugs are well known in affecting someone physiologically because, getting rid of them is not an easy tasks, it requires a lot of sacrifice and commitment. However, the above ways and tips will help you to eradicate bed bugs from your home, you don't have to worry anymore, and I promise you that, everything will be back to normal.