Of all Places, Pakistan has come up with a very excellent non chemical control for bed bugs.
The guidelines are as follows:
• For best control of bedbugs, all clothes and bedding suspected of being infested should be soaked in hot water at 120oF for at least 30 minutes and then washed in same water.
• In case of natural disaster when such practices are not possible, the bedding cloths should be spread in sunlight for whole day before use at night.
• During routine days, drying of on HIGH temperature for at least 30 minutes will give better results than hot water washing to kill bed bugs.
• During routine days, vacuuming and brushing can be very useful for removing any live bugs and eggs from mattresses, carpet, walls, and other surfaces. Particular attention should be given to seams, tufts and edges of mattresses and box springs, and the perimeter edge of wall-to-wall carpets.
• Vacuum contents should be disposed off properly in a sealed trash bag.
• Seal all cracks in walls and glue down loosened wallpaper to eliminate bedbug hiding sites.
• If there are holes or tears in the mattress and in other fabrics, it must be repaired immediately as bugs can hide itself at the time of intervention which will more difficult to
control next time as they may lay eggs inside.
• Wild animal roosts and bird nests inside home must be remove and destroy when possible.
• Bed should not be kept attached with wall, should be at least 18 inches away from wall.
• Picture frames should be removed from the walls and cleaned or treated (dusting insecticides).
• After visiting infected area/house, personal belongings
should be examined carefully. If any infestation found these should be cleaned, and sealed in plastic bags or bins for treatment or proper dispose off.
• Do not use cardboard boxes, bed bugs can hide in folds and will deposit eggs there.