To finish this week’s look at the growing bed bug problem in the States, here are twelve more tips to prevent against a bed bug invasion:
- Don’t panic! Call for professional help. It will save you time, money, emotional energy, and possibly your possessions.
- Don’t be reactive—be proactive. If you don’t think you have a bed bug problem, that is the perfect time to periodically hire someone to make sure that’s true.
- Know the signs: Pepper-like spots and shed skin. If you have an unusual amount of “dirt” in your bedroom crevices, investigate.
- Change your sheets often.
- Inspect hotel rooms before you agree to stay. Check everything from the beds to the furniture to the closet.
- Even if you thought your room was clear, inspect your luggage immediately after returning home. Store all clothing and blankets in plastic bags, and wash them as soon as possible. Use the high heat setting on the dryer.
- Carefully examine furniture you want to purchase, particularly if it’s an antique or previously owned.
- Also, inspect new clothes. Wash them before wearing or storing.
- Always try to keep your purse or briefcase off the floor when you are out and about in the world.
- Keep your home tidy. Less clutter means fewer hiding places for bed bugs and other critters.
- Don’t ignore bites, unusual black debris, or a tingling sensation when you sleep.
And lastly, call Epcon Lane as soon as you think you have a problem. Bed bugs invasions are not easily handled by non-professionals. We can give you the peace of mind that your invasion problem is handled efficiently and thoroughly.
Mention this article and receive $15 off your next Bed Bug Treatment.