Stop The Spread Of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can hide anywhere, and by the time you have found them in one place they have already moved to another. Nooks, cracks, and crannies are all perfect spots for these nasty little critters to hide. If you have found them in one room, your first thought was most likely, “how do I get rid of them?” And part of mitigating the infestation is stopping the spread itself. While you cannot completely stop bed bugs from moving from one room to the next, there are some steps you can take to control the areas they are in before calling a professional bed bug exterminator.

Taking Precautions

In order to give bed bugs less places to hide, the first thing you should do is declutter all areas of your home. While bed bugs can survive even in the cleanest of environments, the less places they have to run the better. Using protective covers for your mattress and box springs will help prevent bed bugs from getting to them in the first place, which will keep them from feeding on you at night. Regularly washing your bedding in hot water will also kill any bugs and eggs that may be hiding in your sheets. If you have noticed them in your home, do not move objects from one room to another.

Avoid Bringing Them Home

Because bed bugs can hitch a ride with the best of them, there are measures you can take to ensure that you don’t bring them home. Avoid second hand furniture if possible. This is one of the leading causes of bed bug infestations jumping from one home to another. Even if there are no bugs in the furniture, they may have already laid their eggs.

Another precaution is to search your hotel rooms when traveling. Inspect the bedding thoroughly including the mattress, sheets, and pillows. Be sure to look over the furniture and chairs in your room and the towels in the bathroom. Hotels, nursing homes, and living quarters meant for large numbers of people are the perfect places for bed bugs to reproduce quickly.

Call A Professional Bed Bug Exterminator

Not all exterminators deal with bed bugs specifically. Not all bed bug treatments kill bed bugs and their eggs the first time. While it is possible to rid your home of them yourself, often times you will spend as much or more on repeat treatments than you would hiring a pro. Heat is the only method that wipes them out in one go. Contact Kansas Bed Bugs today at 316-448-1187 or send us a message today to stop the spread of bed bugs in your home or business.