Learning About Natural Pest Control

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Don't Play Host To Bed Bugs: 3 Prevention Tips

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You may enjoy playing host to friends or family, but bed bugs are not ones you want to play host to. Bed bugs feast off of blood to grow and thrive, so don't be their host. Preventing these bugs is the best way to ensure you don't end up with an infestation of these pests. Read on for three prevention tips that can help save you from a bed bug problem.

1. Clean And Protect Your Mattress

Take your sheets and blankets off of your mattress every couple of weeks and wash them in the hottest water possible. Then dry them in the highest heat you have on your dryer settings. Inspect your mattress once everything has been removed and take a close look for bed bugs. Whether you spot them or not, take your vacuum with the upholstery setting and vacuum your mattress thorough. Remove the mattress and vacuum the box spring as well. Be sure to vacuum the sides and beneath your bed as well. To protect your mattress from future bed bugs, you can use a protective mattress cover. It can protect you against bed bugs, as the fabric makes it difficult for bed bugs to climb into your bed. Also be sure to pull your mattress and box spring away from the headboard.

2. Wash Pet Bedding

Your pets can also be a target for bed bugs, so wash their bedding as well fairly often. If your pet's bed doesn't have a washable cover, vacuum it often and replace it every couple of months with a brand new one. Inspect the bedding often for bed bugs as well. 

3. Vacuum Upholstered Furniture

Bed bugs can be found in more places than just your bed. Your upholstered fabric elsewhere in your home can also be a place where bed bugs can be lurking. Vacuum your upholstered furniture as well using the vacuum extension. Be sure to remove cushions and pillows, and vacuum these, as well as below the cushions. Move your furniture and vacuum underneath where these or other pests may be hiding. If you have throw blankets, wash these blankets often in hot water.

Bed bugs can be found throughout the home, especially when there's an infestation. If you have spotted bed bugs in the bedroom, take a look elsewhere around your home. If you find them in other rooms, chances are good that there is an infestation. Hire professional pest control services to help you get rid of these unwanted house guests for good.

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17 July 2019