Bed bugs move from one infested site to another and travel on furniture, clothing, bedding and boxes. They are resilient and can survive for several months without feeding. Bed bugs are a horrible problem to have and it’s important to do everything you can to prevent this type of infestation in your home.

These simple prevention tips will ensure you don’t encounter this problem:

Eliminate Clutter

This step alone will make a very big difference and will help prevent bed bugs in your home. Clutter makes it easy for them to hide because it will provide them with countless hiding places, so reduce all clutter in your home to eliminate this opportunity.

Cover Power Outlets

Bed bugs use these outlets to evade extermination and climb into the holes to hide. They will wait there until it is safe for them to move elsewhere and severe infestations may see bed bugs travelling through the walls through electrical outlets. This would spread the infestation to other areas of your home, so cover your power outlets.

Store Your Clothes In Vacuum Sealed Bags

This is important when travelling and when storing away seasonal clothes. Bed bugs are known to transfer from hotels but placing your clothing in standard vacuum-sealed bags will make your items less accessible to pests and will prevent them from coming home with you. Placing your seasonal clothing in vacuum-sealed bags is also important because it will prevent your winter clothes and blankets from being infested by bed bugs while they are stored away.

Vacuum Regularly

Contrary to what many people believe, bed bugs are not only found in and around beds and often hide within carpets. For this reason, it is important that you vacuum your carpets thoroughly to ensure bed bugs are eliminated. Vacuum your floors, box springs and mattresses to eliminate an infestation before it becomes a serious problem. When you are done vacuuming, remove the bag and place it in a sealed trash bag so that you can dispose of it in an outdoor garbage can. Seal the bag tight to prevent the bed bugs from escaping.

Call In The Professionals

If you have an infestation on your hands, do not deal with the issue alone and call in professional exterminators. Dealing with bed bugs is not easy and the process can be tricky and home remedies may not be able to solve your problem. A professional exterminator will use treatments that are safe and effective to eliminate bed bugs from your home permanently.

Contact Pest Control knows how to deal with bed bugs. Our exterminators will provide you with the right treatments and are experts when it comes to bed bug removal and pest control services. If you are in the Toronto or North York areas and want to deal with the best pest control company, give us a call now!