How To Prevent Bed Bugs Infestation
Having to deal with bed bugs infestation will give you a serious heartache for many years to come. It’s not just the fear of getting bitten during the night while you are sleeping, but also because bed bugs are a pain in the butt to be exterminated once they have established themselves in your house. As the saying goes, ‘Prevention is better than cure’, so here are some tips to avoid future infestations once the treatments is completed.
1.The simple rule is to keep your house clean and tidy all the time. Bed bugs, as other pests, settle themselves well in a dirty environment. While a clutter is not solely responsible for a bed bug attack, and people with clean houses can also be infested. Maintaining a good condition of your home will make the extermination process easy.
2. Stay alert when staying in hotels. Perform a quick bedbug inspection before spending the first night in the room. Look for odor, dead bodies and eggs of bed bugs under the mattress, in the drawers and other places that seem vulnerable. If you find any signs of infestation ask the management to get you a new room that doesn’t have the problem.
3. To keep your clothes and other belongings safe, pack them in a sealed plastic bag. In addition to that, only open the bags when necessary. This will decrease the potential risk of infestation.
4. There are reports that indicate bed bugs would climb a wall in order to fall onto a bed so creating a barrier around your bed is not a bad idea at all. Apart from coating your bed legs with petroleum jelly, one other thing that you can do to stop bed bugs from pestering your bed is to keep the bed legs into dishes or cups of water.
5. Inspect your house and find any cracks or holes that can possibly be the perfect resting place for bed bugs. Get those cracks repaired and holes sealed as soon as possible. If you are using wallpaper, find the area of loosen wallpaper on your wall and glue it down as this can also be a place where bed bugs can reside if left untreated.
6. Finally if you are planning to buy any used or second hand furniture, have a thorough and careful check before bringing them into your house. Bed bugs can last months without feeding on blood so there is a possibility that they have already settle down inside the furniture. Look for any cracks and crevices and see whether there’s any sign of bed bug infestation or not.