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Tips for Preventing Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can survive in linens, mattresses, clothing, rugs and other materials. Be proactive about protecting your home from these pests today. Bed bugs feed on the blood of people and animals. Some people react to the bites while others don’t. Here are some tips on preventing them from breeding.

Signs Of Bed Bug Infestation

Red or reddish stains on a mattress can be found due to bed bugs getting crushed. There may also be dark spots, which are the excrement of bed bugs. You can also see eggs or eggshells as well as the skin that the bugs shed as they grow. It's possible to even see the bugs. Bed bugs can bite you, and if there is an active infestation, you may see red spots or welts.

Preventing Bed Bugs

Check for bed bugs regularly. This is the best way to prevent an infestation. They only come out at night. The first step to preventing bed bugs is to check carefully any second hand furniture or clothing that you bring into your home. They are excellent hitchhikers and this is how an infestation can occur. Ask for help from our service professionals as well.

Take precaution when using public washers and dryers. When transporting items, use plastic bags. Remove them from the dryer and put them directly in the bag. Fold the laundry at home. Using high heat on a dryer can kill bed bugs.

Vacuum regularly to help reduce the likelihood of infestation. This includes luggage. Clear out the clutter in your home. This reduces the spots where they can potentially hide. Protective coverings on sleeping areas like box springs and mattresses can help. The light color makes it easier to see bed bugs.

If you live in a shared living facility, there are a few things you can do to help to prevent bed bugs from spreading. Try to seal under doors or cracks.

When traveling, put your luggage on a luggage rack so it doesn’t potentially carry bed bugs. A portable heating chamber might be a good tool to use if you ever suspect that your luggage is exposed to bed bugs.

Contact Us Today

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us about bed bug services. Our philosophy is quality and service first. Contact us today to schedule your bed bug inspection and extermination treatment.

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