A vacuum cleaner is a powerful tool that can suck up dirt and debris. But it can also be a weapon against bed bugs if you know how to use it properly. Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood and they have become resistant to most pesticides. The article will discuss the various types of vacuums which are best at getting rid of bed bugs, as well as what type of vacuum is best for your particular home or office situation.
In fact, there are a number of vacuum types that can be used for bed bugs, and some work better than others. Among the most popular are bagless vacuums, uprights, stick vacuums, corded vacuums, and handhelds.
Types of Vacuums
Bagless Vacuum Cleaners
A bagless vacuum uses a dirt cup to collect debris instead of a bag. The dirt cup can be easily emptied and doesn’t require the purchase of specialized bags like those used in uprights and other types of vacuums. This makes them popular with consumers and convenient because you don’t have to keep track of the number of bags that are left before you make your next purchase.
However, research has shown that bagless vacuums are much less effective at removing bed bugs. This is because the dirt cup prevents you from being able to get close enough to the bed or couch where you suspect there may be bed bugs. The objects in your vacuum will also have a harder time passing through the small openings in the container, which means they won’t be able to pick up the dust and dirt on your furniture.
Upright Vacuum Cleaners
Upright vacuum cleaners are more effective for removing bed bugs than bagless vacuums, but they have some serious drawbacks. Uprights can be heavy, making them difficult to transport throughout your home. They also require bags that must be replaced regularly and can be expensive. They also do not stand up well to water and other liquids, which means they aren’t as good for cleaning up messes.
Cordless Vacuum Cleaners
While cordless vacuums are great because you don’t have to worry about the length of the cord getting in your way, bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of with cordless vacuums. The small hose on most models makes it difficult for the object in your vacuum to pass through, and the suction is not as strong as what you would find on a larger vacuum cleaner.
Stick Vacuum Cleaners
Stick vacuums are smaller than upright vacuum cleaners and are made to be more lightweight. This means they are easier to transport between rooms or up and downstairs, but it also makes them less effective for removing bed bugs. Because the hose is not very long you cannot get close enough to beds or other furniture where bed bugs may be hiding.
Handheld Vacuum Cleaners
The least powerful vacuum, but one of the most convenient, is a handheld. Handheld vacuums are small and designed to be used for spot cleaning in between deep cleanings with an upright or another type of vacuum cleaner. They can also help you get into tight spaces that may not be accessible with other types of vacuums.
Other Vacuum Tips
If you have a bagless vacuum, the best way to use it for bed bug removal is with a long-handled attachment. This will help you get close enough to beds and other furniture where bed bugs may be hiding. In fact, whatever type of vacuum you are using make sure that your cleaning tools (attachment or otherwise) have a long handle. This will help you stay away from the bed bugs while you are vacuuming, which is essential for preventing bites.
When it comes to getting rid of bed bugs, hiring a professional exterminator is your best option. They will be able to get rid of your bed bug infestation and will work with you throughout the entire process. They can also recommend a type of vacuum cleaner that is best for your home and situation so you won’t have to worry about doing the wrong thing while trying to get rid of bed bugs on your own.
However, if you’re thinking of doing it yourself, you should know that vacuuming is not always the best way to get rid of bed bugs. Bed bugs are resistant to most pesticides, so using a pesticide spray or dust may be your best bet for quickly getting rid of them. Using heat is also an effective way to remove bed bugs from furniture and other items in your home.
In the end, the best way to get rid of bed bugs is with a combination of things. For example, you should use a high-quality vacuum cleaner and a pesticide spray or dust at the same time to make sure that you are hitting all areas where bed bugs may be hiding. You could also hire an exterminator to help you with the removal process, which is the safest way to get rid of bed bugs.
Vacuum cleaners are essential for removing bed bugs from your home. The wrong type of vacuum cleaner could actually make it harder for you to kill these pests or spread them throughout your house. If you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, use a long-handled attachment to get close enough to the bed for safe vacuuming. And, if you don’t want to hire an exterminator, use a pesticide spray or dust at the same time that you are using your vacuum cleaner on all parts of your home, especially on beds and furniture where bed bugs like to live.