Bed bugs are one of the worst bug infestations you can get. These bugs are small and often hard to see, because they are only as big as a tiny apple seed. These bugs love to take up residence in your mattress, sheets, box springs, furniture, walls and even floors. If the idea of bugs living in your bed is not nasty enough, it is even worse that they feed off human blood while you sleep. If you have bed bugs, you will wake up with tiny red bite marks that can be itchy and are often in a straight line. If you think you might have bed bugs, or you want to learn how to ensure you never get them, read the article below for our top 3 tips for bed bug control.
- Clear the clutter. The best advice we can give to prevent and control bed bugs is to maintain a clean and clutter free home. Vacuum, dust and pick up your home on a regular basis. Minimizing clutter and/or cardboard boxes is very helpful, too.
- Be careful to not bring bed bugs home. Bed bugs can be brought into your home when you unknowingly transport them from the laundromat, a hotel, a garage sale or more. A bed bug control tactic is to know common places where bed bugs can be found, checking your clothes and belongings regularly, and acting fast if you see any signs of an infestation.
- Hire a professional. If you do have an infestation in your home, do not waste any time before hiring a professional. A local professional will be up-to-date on the best and most effective bed bug control methods, while also ensuring the use of pesticides which are safe for you and your family.