STEP #5: SEALING CRACKS AND CREVICES
Since bed bugs are very small it’s easy for them to hide and nest in just about any little crack or crevice. They can also use cracks as a route to travel through your home or from apartment to apartment in multi-unit dwellings.
In some cases, such as rental units, it’s not possible for you to seal everything in your unit. Don’t worry if that’s the case: this step will aid you in fighting off bed bugs but if you can’t follow it the other steps will still work to fight your infestation. If you do own your home or have permission from your landlord then you’ll want to seal up all cracks and crevices with caulk. You will be denying bed bugs paths of travel and hiding places, making it easier to contain and fight them.
Caulk is generally sold in tubes. With small tubes of caulk you simply cut off the tip of the tube and squeeze to apply. With large tubes of caulk, it’s very helpful to have a caulk gun to apply.
Generally caulk is available in either white or clear.