Bed bugs are nasty little creatures that can invade your home and make
your life miserable. Here are some tips for dealing with them. When in
doubt, hire a
professional exterminator who specializes in bed bug eradication.
Learn How to Identify Bed Bugs
One of the best ways to deal with bed bugs is to
learn how to identify them, which includes understanding their life cycles and behaviors. There is
a plethora of information on bed bugs online. For more information, contact
a reputable pest control service provider. Keep yourself informed in order
to protect you and your family from an infestation.
Get Rid of Clutter
Clutter in homes isn’t just unsightly; it also encourages pests to
congregate. The more clutter in your home, the more places there are for
bed bugs to hide. Keep these pests at bay by de-cluttering your home.
Reduce Hiding Places
To stop bed bugs from entering your home, make it difficult for them to
hide. For example, you can discourage bed bugs from hiding in mattresses
by shielding them with protective covers. There are products on the market
specifically designed to keep bed bugs out of mattresses and box springs,
making it difficult for them to bite you while you’re sleeping.
You should also keep areas that bed bugs favor clean and inhospitable to them.
It’s important to keep your home clean so you can avoid bed bug infestations.
Be sure to inspect and clean areas where bed bugs may hide regularly.
Vacuum and mop daily, biweekly, or weekly and wash your clothes and bed
Raise the Heat
Bed bugs can’t handle high heat for prolonged periods of time. If
their body temperatures reach 45 degrees Celsius, 113 degrees Fahrenheit,
they will die. You can’t achieve and sustain these high temperatures
by raising your home’s thermostat, which means you have to defer
to the professionals and special heating equipment.
Do you have bed bugs in your home? If so, contact Center Termite &
Pest Control at (866) 548-2847. We offer great pest control solutions
to take care of
bed bugs in Los Angeles County.