Tips To Prevent Bedbug from Infesting Your Home

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Bedbugs are small insects known for their ability to hide in small spaces and feed on human blood. They are often found in places where many people come and go frequently, such as hotels, motels, apartments, dorms, shelters and public transportation. Bedbugs can easily crawl into your belongings while you are traveling and quickly infest your home. They can move and travel across carpets, wood, and tile. They often hide in mattresses, sheets, blankets, and areas around your bed frame and headboard. They can also hide under peeling or cracking paint or wallpaper, underneath carpets, in the seams of upholstered furniture and in suitcases or cardboard boxes.

To keep bedbugs away from your home, it is important to be on the lookout for bedbugs when using public transportation or sitting in public spaces. Hotel rooms should be thoroughly inspected before sleeping in the bed. Here are some other tips to prevent them from infesting your home:

1. Check for signs of bedbugs before accepting or receiving secondhand furniture. (here’s the link for the signs of bedbug infestation).
2. Put a protective cover on your mattress, as bedbugs like to hide in seams.
3. Dry your clothes and bedding on high heat, as high temperatures are deadly to bedbugs.
4. Vacuum regularly.
5. Fix and seal cracks in your paint to avoid bedbugs from hiding in those cracks.

Bedbugs are difficult to get rid of and they can cause a lot of stress. Seeking help from professionals like Plank Termite and Pest Control is recommended for early treatment to save time and money.