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Bridget from Brooklyn, Ny writes,

I have bed bugs. What product will kill them the fastest and how long must I treat?

I have a cat and 3 kids.


There are no short cuts when it comes to bedbug elimination. A few bedbugs can become a plethora of bedbugs in very short order and you need to be proactive. All of the pretreatment requirements that you may have heard about such as washing and bagging your clothes, removing clutter and etc is just that , is a requirement. We have several different sizes of bedbugs kits that contain the products we recommend for doing a proper treatment. We do not recommend changing rooms. You will end up having the bedbugs scatter to different areas of your home as they try to find a meal. Just finding bumps on your body is not indicative of bedbugs. Bumps could be an allergic reaction to something or a mosquito bite, not necessarily bedbugs. Bedbugs are not invisible, and you should be able to find evidence of an infestation. Try sleeping with solid, light colored sheets and inspecting them in the morning for blood spots. You can see all the instructions you will need for treating in our Bed Bug Treatment Guide which comes included in your order when you purchase a kit. The treatments should be performed when the cat and the children are not in the area. They can re-enter when the products have completely dried and the room has been properly ventilated.

Answer last updated on: 08/10/2014

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