Bed bugs are an interesting pest. While some pests get into your house through chinks or gaps, bed bugs are hitchhikers. They may travel in your things or on people into your home. So, your risk of bedbugs is much higher if you frequently travel or have guests who travel. Any of you could be an unwitting vehicle for bed bugs to get into your home and a victim of their biting.
How do you know if you have bed bugs?
For most people, the signs start with bed bugs biting. You may not even recognize the bites as bed bugs, since you are usually asleep when they bite. Plus, the itchy red bites may not appear for hours after your contact with the bed bugs. Still, you want to be on the lookout for seemingly unexplained bites on your body. They are one of the top signs that you may have bed bugs.
The best way to prevent bed bugs is to keep them from hitchhiking on you, your luggage, or your furniture. or your luggage. So, you want to disrupt the road from outside your house to inside your house.
Do you have a garage, bathroom, or other area with tile or hard floors? Bed bugs do not like hard surfaces as much as they like fabric or concrete. When you get home, you should place your luggage on a hard surface and not put it on the carpet.
We suggest you take any clothes or other soft surfaces that you traveled with and place them immediately into the wash. Wash and dry them at high temperatures. That can kill any bed bugs, keeping them from infesting your home. Not everyone thinks this step is necessary. However, if you suspect that you may have been exposed to bed bugs, it is an important preventative step to take.
Once you emptied the suitcases, you can take steps to get rid of any bed bugs that might be in the suitcases. You can place them outside in the sun for a few days, which can help get rid of any lingering bed bugs. You can also vacuum out the suitcase, your vehicle, or anything else you used to transport your things. While vacuuming cannot completely eliminate bed bugs, it can help you get rid of them. Just make sure to empty and clean out your vacuum between rooms, to avoid having them hitchhike in your vacuum cleaner.
If you live in an apartment, you may experience bed bugs because of your neighbors. Given enough time, bed bugs will spread from room to room and from apartment to apartment. Pay attention to signs of bed bugs, so that you can address it as quickly as possible. If you think you may have bed bugs, notify your apartment management and your neighbors as quickly as possible, to help keep them from spreading further through the building.
Bed bugs are difficult for novices to handle. If you have a bed bug issue, rely on the experts. Call Flick to schedule a bed bug inspection and get a personalized prevention and extermination plan for your home.
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