A Guide to Bed Bug Prevention
How to keep home and body bed bug-free
Bed bugs have become an epidemic in recent years. These parasitic insects cling to the fibers of luggage and clothing, allowing them to hitchhike into your bedroom where they begin to feed on your blood. While hotels and public transportation have become notorious places for bed bugs to infest, homes are vulnerable too. Exterminating these pests is difficult, but not impossible. The most effective way of protecting yourself from bed bugs is to prevent them from invading your space in the first place. Read on to learn more about bed bug prevention.
Protect your Mattress
Bed bugs earned their name for a reason; they are drawn to your bed because it’s the best place they can feed on you in the night. Invest in a protective plastic cover for both your mattress and boxspring. There is an entire market designed around bed bug protection for beds, so look for covers designed especially for bed bugs.
Traveling is one of the most common ways for people to pick up bed bugs. One of the most important things you can do to prevent a bed bug from latching onto your things is to keep your luggage in the right place. Suitcases and other bags should be stored somewhere off the floor and away from touching the bed or the wall.
Keep your Home Clean
Bed bugs hide out in your home between feedings, so a clean house is another good method of prevention. Carpeting and clutter both enable bed bug infestations, so special attention should be paid to both. Vacuuming (especially carpets) once a week is a must. It’s also wise to remove clutter from your home to provide you with visibility while taking away their hiding spots.
When it’s too Late for Bed Bug Prevention…
Prevention can help in the battle against bed bugs, but it’s not always enough. Bed bugs can always manage to find their way into your home, even despite your best efforts. Once they have infiltrated your home, extermination is a difficult task. Taking on the task yourself is often fruitless without the help of a professional. The seasoned exterminators at Resolution Pest have a long history of successfully eradicating bed bugs from homes throughout the area. Contact us today by calling 610-337-7378 to find out how we can prevent and treat for bed bugs.
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