7 Proven Tips to Find & Avoid Bed Bug Infestation

7 Proven Tips to Find & Avoid Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs are creepy insects that are responsible for ruining the sleep and peace of mind of humans. These parasites feed on human blood and can survive for at least three months without any food. The discomfort and resilience they cause makes them the most unwanted insects that needs to be kicked away. Bugs are not limited to beds, and can invade any comfortable surface like furniture, cupboards, mattresses, switch boards, wall crevices and many more. Moreover, these insects are blamed to infest hotels, homes, hospitals, multiplexes, airplanes etc.

Some ways to prevent bed bugs are:

  1. If you notice rashes on your body every morning after waking up, then there are risks for a bed bug infestation. Check your pillows, mattress and the bed sheet for the signs such as brown blood spots, or skin shedding, call in professional pest exterminators for bed bug removal.

  2. Regularly inspect the places where bugs can hide themselves. Some of them include furniture, floor cracks, etc. for any signs of bedbugs. In some moderate to heavily infested areas, you may notice a “coriander-like” odor.

  3. If you think that you’ve been exposed to bed bugs while traveling, then make sure to clean out every single item you were carrying before bringing them inside your home. Vacuum the luggage, suitcase and wash all the washable items in the extreme hot water. To prevent crawling bed bugs, cover the bags and suitcase in air tight traveling bags.

  4. In case, your home is already invaded by these pesky insects, don’t go for pesticides and chemicals as they can ruin the hygiene of your family and pets. Instead, opt for effective methods like heat treatment. This method of bed bug elimination can not only kill the hidden bugs, but can also ruin their eggs and larva.

  5. Before hiring professional exterminators, make sure that the reason behind your body rashes are bed bugs and no other. There are many other insects like fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and mites whose bites are responsible for causing allergic reactions ans hives. With the help of trapping techniques and canine sniffing method, one can easily identify and locate these blood suckers.

  6. Never throw away the infested furniture and belongings on the streets or public areas, as the bed bugs may crawl over to reach your neighbors’ home, and simultaneously result in bed bug outbreak. Every item can be treated to get rid of bugs. Still, if you think that disposing the infested belongings is the ideal way, then set the infected items ablaze.

  7. If your home is clean and hygienic, and your follow every preventative measure against pests, then the chances of bed bug invasion inside your home gets reduced. Moreover, with an organized home, the heat treatment process will become easy to apply.

These are some proven tips that can be followed to find and prevent bugs inside your property. If you are looking for a reliable bed bug control company in Hamilton, our exterminators are here to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a treatment.

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