The Keys to Bed Bug Avoidance

Learn how to prevent an infestation


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Bed bugs are a pest with lasting effects. These insects hitch hike onto your clothing and luggage and into your home, creating an infestation that is difficult to fight. The best way to fight these intruders is by ensuring they don’t gain entry in the first place. Here’s what you need to know about bed bug avoidance.

The Keys to Bed Bug Avoidance

  • Know what you’re looking for. Bed bugs hide during the day and are active at night, when they can feed on you by biting your skin and eating your blood. They hide in the crevices of your mattress, box spring, sheets, and pillows. They can also be found hiding out in furniture, molding, and even in electrical outlets. Bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped, 3/16″ in length, and reddish-brown in color. The more they feed the more red they become. Another way to spot evidence of their activity is by looking for the dark reddish-brown feces stains they leave behind on your bedding.
  • Travel smart. Inspect hotel rooms before unpacking by checking out the mattress, box spring, headboard, and legs (if applicable). Look for the signs mentioned previously. If the room checks out, keep your suitcase off the floor and avoid letting it touch any walls. Store your clothing in
  • Treat with heat. If you fear you’ve come into contact with bed bugs, act fast. Put your clothes in the washer or dryer at the hottest temperature they can take.
  • Prep your home. There are things you can do in your own bedroom to prevent a bed bug infestation. Start by purchasing special bed bug encasements for your mattress and box spring. These help by removing your bed as a hideaway option for hungry bed bugs.
  • Call the professionals. Even the most seasoned pest professionals battle to successfully combat┬ábed bug infestations. Multiple treatments involving a variety of different solutions and techniques are usually necessary. [Company] is up to the challenge, and we have a three-pronged approach in our arsenal that has been proven effective time and again. Take action by contacting us today at 610-337-7378.

 


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