Nobody wants a bed bug infestation in their home. However, most people are far more concerned with how to get rid of bed bugs that have already invaded their home. They don’t spend enough time trying to prevent an infestation from ever happening. In today’s blog post, Bed Bug Heaters will look at five tips for preventing an infestation.
1. Routinely Check and Clean Furniture and Linens
It shouldn’t surprise anybody that the most likely place you will find bed bugs is in your bed or linens. If you want to prevent an infestation, it is very important to routinely check, not only your bed and linens, but also other furniture for critters. Even if you don’t find bugs in your sheets or bedding, it’s important to regularly launder them to avoid a future infestation.
2. Reduce Clutter
All pests, insects, and bed bugs look for a place to burrow or hide out. A cluttered home is a perfect place to do so. If you eliminate clutter from your home, insects and pests have a much more difficult time finding shelter in your dwelling.
3. Check Your Pets for Bed Bugs
If you are a pet owner, the likelihood of insects or pests being brought into your home is higher than people who don’t have a furry friend. Especially if your cat or dog spends a lot of time outside, bed bugs can easily be brought in by your pet. It’s important to regularly check your pets for insects. You should also treat them with anti-pest medications, based on your veterinarian’s recommendations, to keep bugs off of them.
4. Cover Your Mattresses
An easy way to prevent bed bugs from getting into your bed and linens is to cover your mattresses. This will protect your mattress from an infestation and extend the life of the mattress itself. These covers are relatively inexpensive and are simple zippered cases that cover the mattress.
5. Be Cautious On The Road
While you might protect your home from infestations, that might not be true of hotels or homes you visit. If you are on the road and staying in a different bed, be cautious to not bring any pests back with you. When looking for a hotel, do your research, comb through reviews, and make sure that they don’t have a history with bed bugs.
Contact Bed Bug Heaters For More Information
The goal of every homeowner should be to prevent an infestation of bed bugs. If you already have an infestation in your home, however, get in touch with Bed Bug Heaters at (937) 506-6940 or contact us online today.