Bed bugs can be a nightmare for anyone. Not only do they cause irritating bites, but they can also wreak havoc on your home and personal belongings. Unfortunately, bed bug infestations are becoming increasingly common, and anyone can fall victim to them – regardless of how clean or tidy their home is. So, Wagner Pest Solutions is here with several tips on preventing bed bugs in your home.
1. Be Extra Cautious When Traveling
Bed bugs are notoriously known for hitchhiking rides in luggage and clothing. If you’re traveling, inspect your hotel room’s beds, furniture, and carpets for any signs of bed bugs. This includes looking for red or brown spots on the bed sheets and mattresses and any small black or white dots on the mattress. Once you arrive home, immediately wash all your clothes and vacuum out your suitcase to prevent any bed bugs from spreading into your home.
2. Be Wary of Secondhand Furniture & Linens
Bringing used furniture or linens into your home can be risky, as bed bugs can easily be hiding inside. Before bringing any secondhand items into your home, thoroughly inspect them for any signs of bed bugs. Pay close attention to the seams and crevices of furniture, bedding, and curtains. If you are unsure of the cleanliness of the items, wash and dry them on high heat for at least 30 minutes to kill off any potential infestations.
3. Call in the Professionals
If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your home, do not hesitate to call in the professionals. The sooner you address an infestation, the easier to eliminate it. Ensure you work with a team that handles bed bugs regularly and has proper protocols. Not every professional is capable or has the right equipment to handle these parasitic pests.
Prevent Further Infestations in Your Home
Preventing bed bug infestations requires a combination of diligence and regular maintenance. By following these tips, you can help reduce your risk of bed bug infestations in your home. And you can always rely on the team at Wagner Pest Solutions to help you in a time of need. Our team will be there, whether you need our help with bed bugs, scorpions, or bees. We proudly serve residents throughout Glendale, AZ, so contact us today at (623) 466-6752.