Prevent Bed Bug Infestations With These Helpful Tips
If bed bugs are able to find their way into your home, it can be very difficult to get rid of them. The process typically involves stripping down all the bedding in your home, bagging up contaminated clothing and treating the affected areas multiple times until the infestation is completely eliminated. To avoid falling into this predicament, there are some steps you can take to prevent bed bug infestations in the first place. Here are a few helpful tips.
Vacuum your suitcases when you come home from a trip.
Many people who end up with bed bug infestations accidentally pick them up at a hotel or airport while traveling. Bed bugs are known to cling to suitcases and come home with unsuspecting travelers, so you should always vacuum out your suitcases after returning from a trip. To be safe, vacuum the inside and outside of your suitcases, and launder any clothes that were inside them before putting them back in your closet.
Turn down second-hand furniture and mattresses that could contain bed bugs.
It might be nice when a friend or relative offers you a used piece of furniture or a mattress for your guest room, but of it has bed bugs on it, that gift could end up being more of a headache than it’s worth. If you do decide to take the risk, be sure to carefully inspect the furniture or mattress for any signs of bed bug activity. It will be well worth the effort on your part.
Monitor your home for signs of bed bugs.
If you catch a bed bug infestation early enough, you have a better chance of eliminating it quickly. Be on the lookout for bed bugs at all times. You may even find small blood spots on your sheets if you have an infestation. It’s not a pretty sight, but if you notice these spots, don’t hesitate to reach out to an exterminator right away to take care of the problem.
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