No one wants to find bed bugs in their home. Unfortunately, these pests are becoming more and more common. Bed bugs are not just found in dirty homes – they can be brought into any home, no matter how clean it is. Luckily, there are some things you can do to avoid getting bed bugs in your home. Read on to learn more!
Check for bed bugs before you buy any used furniture.
Buying used furniture can be a great way to save money, but you should always check for bed bugs before making the purchase. Bed bugs are small and hard to see, so look closely in all of the crevices in the furniture. They tend to hide near seams or buttons that furniture has and can move between rooms by hitchhiking on other items. Once bed bugs invade your living quarters they breed quickly and can cost you tons in removal fees and pest treatments. Taking a few minutes to examine second-hand furniture is well worth it before you find yourself with a serious infestation problem.
If you do find bed bugs, get rid of them as soon as possible.
When it comes to bed bugs, procrastination is not an option. Though small, these pests can cause a lot of damage if not dealt with and quickly. Bed bugs have notoriously been difficult to eradicate, so it’s essential to take swift action when the presence of bed bugs is evident in order to avoid more damage to your home. Check your surroundings carefully, including furniture and mattresses, for any signs of an infestation. If you do find bed bugs, contact a professional exterminator immediately to get rid of them as soon as possible. Taking appropriate steps early on can help prevent the spread of these pests before they become a bigger problem.
Vacuum regularly and wash your sheets often to prevent bed bugs from taking over your home.
Living without bed bugs is essential for a healthy home environment. To achieve that, regular vacuuming and frequent sheet washing are two simple yet effective steps you can take. Vacuuming will help reduce the number of bed bug eggs and larvae, while washing your sheets in hot water for at least 40 minutes washes away adult pests. Plus, these steps can help prevent further spreading of the bed bug population in your home. But be sure to also clean other fabric items too regularly, such as curtains or cushions. It may take some time and diligence to get rid of all the pests, but it’ll definitely pay off in the end with a comfortable night’s sleep!
Be careful when traveling – inspect your hotel room for bed bugs before unpacking your belongings.
When traveling, make sure to inspect your hotel room for bed bugs before unpacking your belongings. Bed bug infestations are more common than you may think and they can cause a lot of trouble. They can hide behind furniture, inside of cracks in the wall and even in carpets and bedding. To detect them, check the sheets, mattress seams and headboard for black spots or eggs – which may resemble apple seeds – as well as look out for any rust-colored spots – this could be dried blood from bites. If you detect any suspicious signs, be sure to inform the hotel immediately so that they can take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all their guests, including you!
If you think you have bed bugs, don’t try to treat the problem yourself – call a professional exterminator immediately.
Every homeowner’s worst nightmare is a bed bug infestation. These parasitic creatures feed on the blood from their human victims, leaving behind itchy, red bites and an uncomfortable feeling. Trying to get rid of them yourself, using DIY methods such as over-the-counter sprays or non-commercial heat treatments, can often be unsuccessful and may even further spread the pest if done incorrectly. If you suspect bed bugs in your home, it’s important to take action immediately by calling a professional exterminator who will assess your situation and properly control the pests before the problem spreads further.
Bed bugs are no joke – if you think you might have them, don’t hesitate to call us at 281-297-9993. And, if you’re considering purchasing any used furniture, be sure to check it for bed bugs first! By following these simple tips, you can help prevent bed bugs from taking over your home.