Best Bed Bug Prevention Tips of 2017
December 21, 2017
Lately, bed bugs have been all over the news, and everywhere you look someone is giving out various prevention tips on how to avoid a bed bug infestation. You may have even tried some of those prevention tips or fallen for some of the over the counter products that boast complete bed bug elimination, but oftentimes these products prove to do very little in the fight against bed bugs. In the long run, only professional pest control technicians can assure you complete eradication of bed bugs.
While some DIY tips certainly fall flat on their face, here are some real ideas that we have seen in 2017 that may actually help you avoid an infestation. You will be surprised to know that keeping a clean home does not prevent bed bugs because all they care about is getting their next blood meal. Human blood is what is necessary for bed bugs to survive and reproduce. If you are planning a vacation, be sure to inspect your hotel accommodations for any signs of bed bugs, carcasses, shed exoskeletons or tiny maroon dots on any fabrics, and ask for a new room if you do. When you return home from your vacation, wash all of your clothing in hot water immediately, as well as vacuuming and cleaning out your suitcases and other bags that you brought with you on the trip. When you are in public places do not put your pocketbook, briefcase or any other items on the floor. Whenever possible do not bring used furniture, mattresses or other items into your home, as these may contain bed bugs. And if you purchase used clothing items, wash them immediately in hot water. As always, if you begin to see signs of bed bug activity in your own home, you should contact a professional bed bug control expert right away to avoid a full-blown infestation.
No matter how good some of these prevention tips may be, there is always the possibility that bed bugs will get into your home. If that happens, Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators can help. If you have an infestation we can get rid of them with proven methods implemented by experienced professionals. Not only that, we can put in place a long-term service plan to help you avoid bed bugs getting comfortable in your home through our Home Guardian SM Service Plus plans, designed to protect your family and home year-round from dangerous and nuisance pests. For more information about our pest control services in Illinois, give our experts a call at Quick-Kill Pest Eliminators today!