Preventing bed bugs is harder than other pests, because they are always brought home from other places instead of entering on their own. Picking them up while traveling and purchasing second hand furniture are among the most likely ways bed bugs find their way into your home or workplace.
While there is no surefire way to prevent bed bugs completely, there are things you can do to significantly decrease your chances of an infestation.
Several household items can help prevent a bed bug infestation:
- A mattress and box spring cover or encasement can protect them from an infestation.
- Plastic sofa covers can protect furniture from an infestation.
- A luggage rack will keep your belongings off the floor or bed when traveling.
- A flashlight will allow you to quickly inspect cracks, crevices, beds and other furniture when you’re traveling.
NOTE: These items can help prevent bed bugs, but it is not a 100% guarantee. Contact Aerex Pest Control for professional bed bug extermination services.
Other Bed Bug Prevention Tips
- Never bring secondhand furniture (especially mattresses and box springs) into your home without thoroughly examining for signs of a bed bug infestation.
- Pack clothing in plastic bags for traveling, sleepovers, camping, etc.
- When staying in a hotel room, thoroughly inspect the bed and surrounding areas upon arrival for signs of a bed bug infestation.
- Bring a large plastic bag to store your suitcase in during hotel stays.
- Vacuum the inside of suitcases immediately after traveling.
Aerex Has the Solution
The pest control experts at Aerex understand the importance of timeliness when it comes to bed bug control. To learn how we can help with your bed bug extermination and prevention needs, give us a call at (847) 255-8888, or click below to get a free quick quote. We also recommend heading over to our Resource Center to see what preparations you must do before bed bug extermination can be done in your home.