The best way to get rid of bedbugs is to bring in an exterminator. But, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also recommends doing the following: First, vacuum your home thoroughly. Then immediately empty the vacuum cleaner canister, tightly seal its contents and dispose of it in an outdoor container to control the spread. After vacuuming, clean your home from top to bottom and seal cracks in walls to reduce bugs' hiding places
. Use detergent to clean your mattress and move your bed away from the wall. Finally, seal infested items in plastic bags, then place them into your dryer and run at high heat for 30-45 minutes. If your landlord is liable and they fail to fix the problem, you can withhold rent, break your lease, or bring a lawsuit for damages to your personal property.