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Can you suggest how to get bed bugs off my babies crib?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Exterminator: Getting rid of bed bugs effectively usually requires help from a professional exterminator with experience in bed bug control. They are very difficult to permanently get rid of on your own. There are bed bug mattress covers now available to help prevent re-infestation. Wash all bedding and clothing in hot water.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It won't just be on : Crib. Replace crib mattress if possible. Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
place in drier. Vacuum EVERYTHING using a disposable bag. Seal bag & dispose of bag. Next, use a STEAM cleaner everywhere (every crack & crevice). Use a non-toxic spray after cleaning or consider using fossil shell dust. You may need to repeat this process more than once. Now with this said- this is a tough job – you might want to consider using an exterminator that specializes in bed bug removal.
Aug 4, 2013
Last updated Jan 13, 2016

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