Here Are Some Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Prevention Tips
When it comes to bed bugs, it is important to act fast before a small problem turns into a full-scale infestation. One of the ways that you can do that is by taking preventative measures before bed bugs appear in your home. In fact, there are a variety of preventative measures that you can take, including some do-it-yourself (DIY) methods.
While professional help is often needed, there are a number of DIY preventative measures you can take to help stop an infestation before it starts. In today’s blog post, Bed Bug Heaters will take a look at those methods.
Keep Your Home Clean
The best way to prevent bed bugs is to keep your home clean. Clearing clutter and vacuuming often can go a long way in the fight against pests of all kinds. Not cleaning your home is often what leads to bug infestations, especially when it comes to bedding and furniture. If you are buying secondhand furniture, make sure to thoroughly check it for bugs or signs of pests. Use protective coverings for your mattresses and box springs. And don’t allow for too much clutter, as bed bugs thrive when given places to hide.
Be Careful With Your Laundry
Another common cause of bed bug infestation is laundry. If you don’t have your own washer and dryer and are forced to use a communal laundry facility or a public laundry facility, make sure that you are transporting your clothing and sheets in clean bags or totes. You will also want to move your clothes straight from the dryer to your bag, avoiding any folding at the laundry facility itself.
Routinely Wash Your Bedding
While this might seem a little bit too easy, keeping your bedding clean is a major aspect of preventing bed bugs. Not cleaning your sheets, quilts, and comforters can make you more vulnerable to infestation. And if you do suspect bed bugs are in your bedding, washing your bedding is a quick and painless DIY solution to get rid of them. However, you’ll have to act fast and not allow the bugs to spread away from your bedding.
Contact Bed Bug Heaters For More Tips
Bed bugs are frustrating, but most people will want to see if they can fix the problem themselves before paying to have it fixed. There are a variety of different DIY methods that can help you prevent infestation and keep the bugs away. For more information or tips, give us a call at (937) 506-6940 or contact us online today.