Sep102013

"Bed Bugs…is your home on their vacation list?"

bed_bug_zoom_250The threat of bed bugs infesting homes is becoming more prominent and alarming on a daily basis.

Our concerns range from:
Can family members bring them to my home in their luggage?… to… If I buy used furniture can I bring them home as well?

And the answers to both questions is probably YES if either has encountered an infestation.

Take steps to canvas your home for signs of a possible bed bug infestation:

  • Inspect your furniture for bed bugs
  • Check for a strong, sweet smell in a room – this can be a sign of an infestation
  • Look for blood stains on bedding, mattresses, window treatments and walls that bed bugs may leave behind
  • Look for welts or rashes on family members as well as pets, which may be caused by bed bug bites

 

Take action:

  • Vacuuming often can help reduce the speed of spread or stop eggs from hatching..but it will not eliminate a bed bug infestation
  • Seal any openings in your walls and floors where pipes or wires pass through
  • Reducing clutter in your home will decrease the number of hiding places for bed bugs
  • Change and launder your bed sheets regularly in hot water with a temperature of at least 97 degrees F and place in dryer immediately on high heat
  • Protect your bed by using a mattress cover that is designed to ward off bed bugs

 

Visit our Bed Bug Page or contact us for a Bed Bug Inspection.