Bed Bug Signs & Prevention
Below are some steps that you and your family can take to help prevent a bed bug infestation.
- Replace Wooden Headboards
When possible, replace wooden headboards and bed frames with metal ones. Although bed bugs can still hide and nest in metal, they are less likely to do so.
- Use Protective Covers
Keep the bed bug protective covers offered by Bug Busters on your mattress and box spring. New mattresses and box springs should immediately be covered as well.
- Inspect, Inspect, Inspect
Always carefully inspect antiques and any second-hand furniture before bringing them into your home, even if they aren’t upholstered.
- Wash and Dry on Hot
Always wash and dry on high heat any second-hand clothing or, when possible, toys or other items before bringing them into your home.
- Inspect Mattresses
When traveling, inspect the mattress and box spring you will be sleeping on. In addition to looking for the actual bed bugs, look for small brownish or reddish dots on the bed linens and mattresses. This is why most hotels use white sheets, if the hotel’s sheets are dark in color, this could be a red flag.
- Use Luggage Racks
When traveling, do not put your luggage on the bed. Use the metal luggage rack, which should not only be kept away from the bed but also the curtains, tables, and wall hangings in the rooms. Don’t forget to inspect your luggage when you return from trips before you bring them back into your home.
Vacuum at least once a week and pay special attention to areas around beds and furniture posts.
- Keep Clutter-Free
Prevent bed bug harborage (hiding places) by keeping all areas free of excessive storage and clutter.
If you know or even suspect that you have bed bugs, call us as soon as possible to have one of our highly-trained pest management professionals inspect and treat your home before the issue can become worse and spread further.
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