How to Prevent Bed Bugs

 

Northwest News

June 4, 2013

Stop Bed Bugs in Their Tracks! Before you take a vacation this summer, know how to prevent bed bugs from entering your home.

Marietta, GA- While you’re gearing up for your much needed vacation, be sure not to be a victim of those little hitch hikers called bed bugs. Bed bugs are appearing more in public places such as hotels, theaters and hospitals, so it is important to avoid these nasty insects during the busy travel months of the summer.

According to a survey done by the National Pest Management Association, one out of every five Americans knows someone who has dealt with a bed bug infestation or has experienced one themselves.

Bed Bugs are becoming more and more prevalent in the media with infestations increasing throughout the country. It’s important for you to be aware of the implications an infestation can cause if they are transported into your home. Once bed bugs have entered your home, it’s not an easy task to remove them.

Below are some tips to prevent bed bugs from entering your home:

  • Check your hotel room for bed bugs before getting settled, and be sure not to put your suitcase on the bed. Use a flashlight to check the crevices of the bare mattress, behind the headboard, sofa and chairs.
  • When you return home, inspect your suitcase and vacuum it inside and out before bringing it inside. Immediately wash your clothes in hot water, whether you wore them or not.
  • Bed bugs are extremely difficult to remove and will need a proper treatment plan to eliminate them. If you suppose you have bed bugs, contact a licensed pest professional from Northwest Exterminating.

There are various methods used to detect and treat bed bug infestations. Northwest’s bed bug control specialists will evaluate your specific situation and develop the best action plan for maximum results. Call us today at 888.466.7849 to schedule an inspection, or contact us here, and one of our customer service specialists will provide you with additional information.