On a previous page, I talked about Bedbugs hiding in your flooring. This page is about sealing off the small holes and gaps they are coming in and out from.

There are two ways to go about solving the problem with bed bugs in your floorboard and the gap between the floor and the wall. You can either get someone to rip up your flooring and install a new floor which will be costly. Or you can go with the second option and seal up these bedbug spots.

So Now we will discuss What you need and How to Seal up The Floors and cracks:

  • Caulk
  • Caulk Gun
  • Disposable gloves
  • A Tool to smooth out caulk
  • A piece of cardboard



With Caulk, you are basically sealing up the bed bugs exit holes so any existing bedbugs that are still hiding are trapped and to insure that future bedbugs can't use them to spawn in. I went into Home Depot and bought two bottles of clear caulk that dried quickly and is water proof.  There are many varities of caulks so depending on the type you buy, it can run you anywhere from a dollar to several dollars a bottle.

Caulk Gun

You need a Caulk Gun to use Caulk because that stuff is not something you can squeeze out of the bottle with. Caulk guns are easy to load and use plus they will give you a precise aim of where you want to lay down the caulk.  You can usually buy one at four dollars and change.

Disposable Gloves 

Caulk is sealant so it can get quite sticky on your hands so pick up some disposable gloves. Home Depot had several in a pack for a dollar and change.

A Tool To Smooth Out Caulk :

This should be something that can smooth and flatten out caulk after it's applied like a cement smoother. When the caulk is spread out, it will dry faster and can help cover up any tiny gaps you might have missed when you put down a line of caulk.

A Piece of Cardboard :

Use this to wipe off the excess caulk on the caulk nozzle.