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How To Efficiently Protect Your Home From Bed Bugs

Bed bugs give people the creeps – and for good reason. Bed bugs crawl all over you while you sleep, feasting on your flesh when you are in your most vulnerable state. To make matters even worse, once you get bed bugs in your home, it can be very, very difficult to get rid of them. You will need the help of a reputable Chandler pest control company.

The best cure for many ills is prevention, and that is true for bed bugs also. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to keep the bed bugs away. Here’s what you can do:

How To Efficiently Protect Your Home From Bed Bugs In Phoenix, AZ.

Know How To Identify Bed Bugs

You can’t avoid bed bugs in public places if you don’t know what they look like. You need to be able to identify them so you can avoid them or so you can call a East Valley pest control company for treatment (if you identify them on your own property). Some of the identifying traits of bed bugs include:

  • Reddish-brown color
  • Flat, oblong body, similar to an apple seed
  • About ¼ inch in length at maturity
  • Six legs and antennae
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    The babies are no bigger than the head of a pin, so they can be very hard to spot. If you look along the seams of a mattress, you may see what looks like flecks of dirt, which could be baby bed bugs or could be blood stains or bug feces. Bed bug eggs are small, white, and sticky, and they often look like grains of sugar.

    Be Vigilant In Public Places

    You are most vulnerable to picking up bed bugs when you are in public places. Hotels are among the most popular places to pick up bed bugs and bring them home, but you can also get bed bugs from movie theaters, office spaces, and more. Despite their name, bed bugs don’t just infest beds. They can burrow into any type of furniture.

    Give a quick look to any chair that you sit in, especially if it is upholstered. If you stay at a hotel, pull back the sheets and inspect the mattress carefully. Keep all luggage and personal belongings on luggage racks, rather than putting them on the floor or bed. When you are in the airport, keep any bags you can on your lap.

    Even if you have been vigilant during your trip, make sure you double check all your luggage when you get home. Look closely at all the zippers and snaps, and look inside all the pockets and compartments. Use a flashlight to ensure you can see everything clearly. Make sure you perform this inspection outside, and throw out any luggage that is found to have stowaways.

    Protect Your Home From Bug Pests

    You can take ongoing steps to keep your home protected against bed bugs, in addition to being careful when you are traveling. To start, inspect every mattress in your home for signs of bed bugs, including any cribs or bassinets. Be sure to check the frame and bed springs, as well. Then use an approved mattress encasing to close up the mattress and keep the bed bugs out. Look for a cover that is specifically labeled for protection against bed bugs. Otherwise, you may have a false sense of protection when the bed bugs are simply slipping through the zipper and are having a nice time out of sight behind the cover.

    Make a rule not to bring secondhand furniture or bedding into your home. These can easily bring bed bugs into your home. Be mindful of second hand electronics, as well, as bed bugs can also nest inside these.

    Taking these steps can help you to keep bed bugs out of your home so that you can get a good night’s sleep. However, even with persistent vigilance, you may become a victim to these unsettling pests. If that happens, you need to call a trusted Gold Canyon pest control company as soon as possible and discuss your treatment options. Treating bed bugs early will prevent them from spreading, making it easier to get rid of them.

    Hire a Trusted Pest Control Company In Phoenix

    Varsity Termite and Pest Control offers effective pest services in the Phoenix area to rid your home of bed bugs and to keep them out for good. Our experienced pest control technicians know how to find bed bugs where they hide and to effectively eradicate them. We offer comprehensive pest services for a variety of pests, including cockroaches, ants, scorpions, termites, rats, and more. Contact us in Phoenix to schedule a consultation with a pest control technician and learn more about your pest control options.

     
     
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    Gary is the co-owner of Varsity Termite and Pest Control, a family owned and operated company in Arizona with over 21 years of experience. They specialize in termite and scorpion control services.

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