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Effective Pest Control Bedbugs Tips for Your Home

Bed bugs are great hitchhikers. They can transport furniture, beds, luggage, cartons, and clothing from an infected location to a new residence.

Bed bugs can be quite hardy; they can go for several months or even a year without eating, even though they normally feed on blood every five to ten days.

You may avoid having bed bugs in your home by taking these 8 easy precautions:

  1. Check for bed bugs on the luggage rack in your lodging.

  2. Before taking used furniture, beds, and sofas home, inspect them for indications of bed insect infestation.

  3. Covering box springs and mattresses with a protective cover will eliminate a lot of hiding places. The encasement's light tint makes bed bugs more visible. Make sure to buy a high-quality, rip-resistant encasement and to periodically inspect it for holes or a cover that has been treated with a pesticide to keep bed bugs at bay.

  4. Reduce the amount of clutter in your house to lessen bed bugs' locations to hide.

  5. Regular vacuuming will help get rid of any successful hitchhikers.

  6. Use caution when utilizing communal washing rooms. Put things in plastic bags to be washed (use a fresh bag for the trip home if you have an active infestation). Straight from the dryer, remove into a bag, then fold at home. Bed bugs can be eliminated with a high-heat dryer. 

  7. In a multi-family residence, make an effort to keep your unit separate by:

  8. Adding door sweeps to the bottom of doors to prevent people from entering passageways.

  9. Repairing gaps and cracks around light sockets, baseboards, and other objects to prevent people from passing through wall voids.

  10. To treat any objects you think might contain bed bugs, think about investing in a portable heating chamber.

  11. When using one of these devices, make sure you read and adhere to the instructions carefully. Additionally, keep in mind that the EPA and other government agencies do not regulate them. 

By following these tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of bed bug infestations in your Mount Vernon home. However, if you do encounter a bed bug problem, it's important to seek professional help like C and E Pest Management. Their expertise in bed bug control and commitment to customer satisfaction make them the trusted choice for effective and safe bed bug treatments. Remember, the EPA and other government agencies do not regulate portable heating chambers, so it's crucial to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines carefully.

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