Today I will briefly discuss steps to help insure you reduce your chances of a major Bed Bug Infestation.
*Clutter* Reducing clutter in your home is very important. Not only are you providing a location for the Bed Bugs to hide but it will be a place for any pest to hide. Also, your service technician needs to be able to work freely in any area to be efficient.
*Mattress Protectors* Your mattress can be a pricey investment. The bed bug infestation is not going away. Every mattress should have a protector (that is bed bug proof.)
*Buying Used Items* I covered this some in last Friday's blog; but if you are like me you may enjoy the excitement of garage sales, thrift stores and the best ESTATE SALES. Even at times some may find something someone has thrown out on the curb and stopped to load the item up to take home. One should at all times consider if they are bringing a future pest problem into your home. If I buy anything that is made out of fabric I always heat treat it before it is used in my home.
Here is a great site to find more DIY Control methods. https://www.epa.gov/bedbugs/do-it-yourself-bed-bug-control
My next post I will share professional methods of Bed Bug Control, Health and Legal ramifications of not treating for Bed Bugs. Until then have a great day!