All over the nation, bed bugs have grown to levels that have not been seen in decades. With warmer weather and increasing levels of travelers, bed bugs are being spread around much more. From east coast to west coast, they are nightmares in places meant for sweet dreams. This week, April 22-26, has been deemed Bed Bug Awareness Week by the National Pest Management Association.
To sleep tight and not let the bed bugs bite, there are several steps you can make to keep them from invading your home. Some of them include:
-When travelling, don’t put your suitcase on the floor or bed. Use luggage racks or a table.
-Inspect the bed, sofa, and any chairs. They’re drawn to places where feeding is easiest. Check seams and underneath the mattress and cushions.
-When you return from your travels, put your clothes in the dryer on high heat and inspect your suitcase thoroughly. Don’t forget about shoes, make-up bags or purses.
Most bed bugs are brought into the home unknowingly rather than they simply come into your home on their own. They’re great hitchhikers. If you do come across bed bugs, call a pest control service immediately. It is easier to handle a small problem than an infestation. Getting an inspection early is advised.
Bed bugs are a pest, but you can keep the upper hand and keep them out of your home.
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