Preventing Bed Bugs: Tips for Avoiding Infestations and Protecting Your Home

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To prevent a bed bug infestation, it’s important to know what these pests look like, how they travel, and where they gather.

5 Tips to Prevent Bed Bugs Infestation

Follow these five tips and you’ll be adequately prepared to prevent a bed bug infestation in your home.

  • Cover Your Outlets

Outlets are common places bed bugs go to escape extermination, as they’ll hide in the holes and stay there until it’s safe to move somewhere else. Covering these outlets will rid them of the chance to do so.

  • Store Clothing in Vacuum-Sealed Bags

Using vacuum-sealed bags when you’re traveling will prevent bed bugs from latching onto your clothes and making the trip home with you.

  • Don’t Hesitate to Call the Pros 

If you’re already dealing with a bed bug infestation, you don’t have to handle the problem alone. Completely exterminating bed bugs (and ensuring they don’t return) is a complex job that professionals can do safely, effectively, and permanently. Don’t hesitate to call Definitive Pest Control if you spot a bed bug bed bugs, bed bug bitesbedbug bites look like swollen red spots , rust-colored spots on bedding, or black spots (bed bug excrement).

We are trained to use the products and tools that guarantee the extermination of bed bugs, and such equipment can be dangerous when used by amateurs. We would be glad to take care of your bed bug problem.

  • Vacuum the Floor

Bed bugs can be found in more places than just the bed, like the carpet, for example. By thoroughly vacuuming your carpet (and the place where the floor and wall meet), you can eliminate bed bugs before the problem gets too big.

After you’ve vacuumed, remove the bag and place it in a sealed trash bag, then dispose of it in your garbage can outside.

  • Declutter Your Space 

The more clutter you have, the more places bed bugs have to hide. First, get rid of the clutter resting against the walls, as this is where bed bugs like to hide most.

Donate, recycle, or throw away anything you don’t need. From there, organize what you want to keep (away from the walls) to prevent creating a haven for bed bugs.

How to Prevent Bed Bugs

By having the right knowledge and understanding of bed bugs, their behavior, and signs of an infestation, you can protect yourself from an out-of-control situation.

For peace of mind and complete bed bug extermination, Request a Quote or Call Definitive Pest Control today.

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