How to Prevent a Bed Bug Infestation
1. Prevent Bed Bugs When Traveling
When you are traveling keep the acronym "Dream" in mind: Determine, Raise,
Examine, Assess, Move
2. Cover Your Mattress
Put the mattress and box springs in encasements like mattress safe covers. Although this protects the mattress from getting infested, it does not get rid of an infestation.
3. Always Check Used Items
Used items especially clothes, bedding and furniture are vulnerable.
Even if something “looks clean”, you should always perform basic checks to any goods that you plan on bringing into your home
4. Avoid Moving Blankets
Avoid using moving blankets provided by a moving company, and use your own instead. The blankets may not be cleaned regularly and could be infested with bed bugs from another person’s belongings.
5. Get Professional Bed Bug Treatment
If you're dealing with a severe bed bug infestation, contact your local pest professionals to get rid of bed bugs once and for all.
6. Beware of Bed Bugs in Public Places
Bed bugs can also be found in unsuspected places like store dressing rooms, which provide safe havens for this parasitic pest.
The best way to determine whether or not bed bugs are present in your home is to call an expert. A professional termite and pest control company, like Central Coast Termite & Pest, can help determine whether or not bed bugs are infesting your home, and can help to eliminate them if they are!
Give us a call today at (805) 710-1871 . You can even take a picture and send it to us!