Many have experienced it, waking up with annoying bites along your body without a clear recollection of how they could’ve gotten there.
This is often the first sign that your home is infested with bed bugs.
When you first realize that you have a bed bug problem, you can feel disgusted and underprepared to tackle this problem. However, you don’t have to be.
Here are some simple tips to ensure that you get rid of bed bugs and keep them out.
What Is the First Thing I Should Do?
Once you know that your home has bed bugs, you should call your local pest control company to exterminate the bugs.
Contact S&S Termite and Pest Control today to get rid of bed bugs in your home. S&S Pest Control provides the fastest, safe, and most environmentally friendly services to remove bed bugs from your home without having to destroy all of your furniture too.
How To Prevent Bed Bugs
The best way to prevent bed bugs from making themselves at home in your house is by keeping it clean.
Bed bugs love to burrow in small, dark places. And though they feed on human blood, they are able to go days, even months, without a meal. So, preventing the places that these critters can hide is crucial to keeping their population at bay.
Use a bed cover on your mattress.
Mattresses are the most common burrowing place for bed bugs (hence the name “bed bug”). When purchasing a bed cover, make sure to buy a new sealable cover. If the cover has any openings at all, the bugs will be able to move through that opening and render the bed cover useless.
Always be on the lookout.
If you have recently undergone home treatment for bed bugs, be sure to be watchful to make sure that an infestation doesn’t occur again.
This doesn’t mean that you should be paranoid, believing that bugs are out to attack your home. Just take reasonable precautions like checking crevices, your sheets, clothes, and around furniture.
Be careful when buying used clothes and furniture.
Bed bugs are often transferred from house to house by the transfer of used goods from house to house.
So, when buying used clothes or furniture, be sure to inspect them for a bed bug infestation before purchasing and bringing them into your home.
Be careful when traveling.
If you are staying in a hotel, airbnb, or outside, then you should check your temporary living space for signs of bed bugs. Bed bugs don’t need much time to latch on to you or your belongings and would be more than happy to come home with you.
S&S Will Keep Bed Bugs Out of Your Home
Guarding against bed bugs can become taxing for people who have full-time jobs, families, and plenty of other worries.
Trust S&S Termite and Pest Control to take care of your bed bug problem. Our top of the line treatment and prevention methods are sure to keep bed bugs out of your home; giving you and your family one less thing to worry about.