Tips to Help Prevent your Home from Bedbug Infestation
Prevent Bedbug Infestation
Whilst bedbugs aren’t considered to carry diseases; their feeding can incite nasty skin irritation, as well as a lack of sleep and energy, or listlessness, and many other unpleasant effects of the bedbug infestation. Bed bugs are great hitchhikers. They can move from an infested site to a new home by traveling on furniture, bedding, luggage, boxes, and clothing. So if your property (home or office) is already infested by bedbugs, it is recommended that you seek the help of highly experienced pest control experts to ensure the bedbugs are effectively treated. Be reminded that although they typically feed on blood every five to ten days, bed bugs can be quite resilient; they are capable of surviving several months to a year without feeding. So it is required that you give a close attention towards preventing it from the beginning or eradicating it completely. Here are a few simple precautions can help prevent bed bug infestation in your home:
- Manually looking for bed bugs under a cushion
- Inspect the luggage rack in your hotel room for bed bugs.
- Check secondhand furniture, beds, and couches thoroughly for any signs of bed bug infestation before bringing them home.
- Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs to eliminate many hiding spots. The light color of the encasement makes bed bugs easier to see. Be sure to purchase a high-quality encasement that will resist tearing and check the encasement regularly for holes.
- Reduce clutter in your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.
- Vacuum frequently to remove any successful hitchhikers.
- Be vigilant when using shared laundry facilities. Transport items to be washed in plastic bags (if you have an active infestation, use a new bag for the journey home). Remove from dryer directly into a bag and fold at home. (A dryer on high heat can kill bed bugs.)
- If you live in a multi-family home, try to isolate your unit by:
- Installing door sweeps on the bottom of doors to discourage movement into hallways.
- Sealing cracks and crevices around baseboards, light sockets, etc., to discourage movement through wall voids.
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