Due to the fact that bed bugs are so hard to get rid of, the best treatment is prevention. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to prevent bed bugs from getting in.
The first way is to inspect any secondhand furniture you purchase. Secondhand furniture is a great way to save money and stay on budget. It’s also a great way to bring bed bugs into the home. Bed bugs love to live in furniture, and moving a couch or chair from one place to another isn’t going to get them off the furniture. Always make sure to check along the seams of furniture, particularly upholstery, to check for the signs of bed bugs, or that bed bugs were once there.
Even before bringing the furniture into your home, also be sure to give it a thorough cleaning.
Do not bing it into your home before thoroughly inspecting and cleaning all surfaces with hot, soapy water.
Although regular inspections of your bed and bedding won’t keep bed bugs completely away, it will help you spot signs of an infestation earlier. This can help you eliminate the problem quickly. Checking your sheets doesn’t have to be done on a nightly basis. Simply looking for bed bugs, and signs of bed bugs, when you change your bedding should be enough. Also keeping your mattress and box spring in a tight-fitting plastic or cloth covering, which will keep bed bugs from infesting those items.
When traveling, always check your room for bed bugs, as well. Before you bring your belongings into your room do an inspection of the room being careful not to put anything on the bed or furniture before you are sure there are no bugs present. One of the reasons bed bugs have become so prevalent today is because they travel so well. They can live in hotel rooms and, when guests come in, the bed bugs pick up on the CO2 and heat from them or their belongings. Eventually, the guest takes the bed bugs homeand they spread even further.
While some or all of these remedies may work, there’s only one way to get rid of bed bugs and keep them away if you already have an infestation. That is to call a pest control provider that can effectively get rid of the creatures and keep them out.