Bed Bugs are making a comeback again all over the country. These dangerous bugs seemed to have developed immunity to the pesticides and sprays that are commonly been used to get rid of them. It is crucial for everyone to know, whether you live in an apartment or home, own or rent, how to handle a bed bug infestation and detect one in your home.
The first step should be prevention. Clean up your home, get rid of excess junk or clutter in your home. Don’t give these bugs a perfect hiding spot. Purchase a mattress and box spring cover that protects your bed from bed bugs. Purchase one that is tested and is of good quality, this is not the type of product to go cheap or low quality with. Wash and dry your bedroom linens with heat at least once a week. Bud bugs also tend to hide in hampers so wash out that hamper every time you do laundry. Regularly vacuum. Vacuum every crevice, corner and nook and especially around the legs of all beds in your home. If you have bed bugs replace the vacuum bag after every single use to prevent the bed bugs from escaping and spreading. Put the vacuum bag in a sealed bag to prevent the bugs from escaping and dispose of in a dumpster outside of your home.
If you discover you have bed bugs there are a few important steps your should take immediately. First determine they are actually bed bugs, there are many online resources that can help you make the determination. Once it is determined there is a bed bug infestation, call a professional pest control company. Then do not freak out, try to remain calm and do not attempt to spray the pests with store bought bug sprays. The next step is to not spread your bed bugs to others by tossing out furniture and clothing. A professional pest control company can help you dispose of any infested belongings the proper way.