Friday, April 24, 2015

Achieve a Bed Bug-Free Home with These Tips

Bed bugs are a pest no one wants in their homes. After all, these critters can cause restless nights and are notoriously difficult to get rid of without the help of experienced exterminators. Once an exterminator purges bed bugs from your home, it’s only natural to want to keep it that way. With that in mind, here are three simple tips to help keep your home bed bug-free:

Travel Smart

It’s easy to bring home bed bugs from your hotel after a long vacation. The best way to avoid this is to travel smart. Avoid hotels that have a history of bed bugs. Once in your hotel room, inspect the bed for any signs of bed bugs and report a problem if you find any.

Bed bugs also have a tendency to hide in carpets, so try to keep your luggage off the floor. You’ll also want to keep your clothes in plastic bags to prevent bed bugs from hitching a free ride back to your place.

Encase Your Bed and Box Spring

The most common spot bed bugs hide is the area where the box spring and mattress meet. You can protect this area by purchasing encasements for your bed and box spring. Ask your exterminator which brands are the most effective for this purpose