Bedbug Prevention 101

by | Apr 16, 2021

Bedbugs are disgusting and one of the worst pests out there. No one should have to deal with them. Luckily, there are a number of easy ways for you to prevent bedbugs from ever striking. We want to help you with that, so we are offering our bedbug prevention tips so you can sleep soundly knowing your home is protected.

The Dangers of Bed Bugs

You probably have some idea that bed bugs are bad. However, we wanted to explain in a bit more detail why you should do everything you can to avoid bed bugs ever coming out in your home in the first place.

The most common worry when it comes to bed bugs is dealing with the itchy bumps that their bites cause. These bumps last longer than mosquito bites and with the itchiness that comes with them, they can be a constant source of discomfort. It’s not uncommon for a family besieged by bed bugs to struggle with sleeplessness due to the itchiness.

Where Do Bed Bugs Call Home

Bed bugs are most commonly found in mattresses as you probably figured. However, they can be found inside your box spring or in the bed frame itself. Even areas around your bed may have bed bugs. They can take up residence in electrical outlets, under carpeting, or inside furniture. If your home is already infested, it’s important to recognize that you don’t just focus on your bed. You have to clear out the entire home to fully stop the infestation.

How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Infesting Your Home

Now that you have some idea of what an active infestation looks like, you can take some steps to prevent one from ever forming. Step one is to regularly inspect your mattress for bed bugs. We recommend taking off all the sheets and slowly inspecting with a flashlight for traces of bed bugs. These include small brown-red spots from the bugs being crushed. You may also notice the extremely small eggs or excrement.

You can also implement some easy simple tips. These may seem small, but they really add up. The first one is to cover unused power outlets. As we mentioned before, bed bugs can hide inside your power outlets. You can install plastic covers specifically to protect your outlets.

Be careful when you travel. There are a number of ways you can prevent bed bugs from entering your home, but one of the most important is to take careful precautions when you stay at a hotel. Travel is one of the most common ways you can bring bed bugs into your home. We recommend vacuum sealing your clothing in your luggage. Not only will this allow you to pack clothes more efficiently, but it will also prevent bed bugs from burrowing in. Speaking of vacuums, you should also vacuum your floors because bed bugs can burrow in your carpet as well.

Lastly, if you have noticed a bed bug infestation, you need to call your local pest control professionals. We have decades of experience and can give you the peace of mind of knowing your home is completely cleared of any and all bed bugs. We also help with everything from weeds and termites to rats and spiders. Any pest control you need, Arizona’s Best Choice has you covered!

To learn more about our Phoenix-area pest control services, give Arizona’s Best Choice Pest Control a call at (480) 986-8500 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free inspection to get an estimate on our anti-pest plan.

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