BED BUG LEARNING CENTER

BED BUG PREVENTION

To prevent a bed bug infestation, you have to be wary of secondhand items, be cautious while on vacation, and be able to identify the signs of bed bugs in your home.

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Bed bugs can easily spread from one unit to another in apartment buildings. To protect your unit from bed bugs, use a mattress cover and report any potential activity to your landlord.

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Student housing is an easy place for bed bugs to find hosts to feed on. Because of this, you have to inspect suitcases, secondhand furniture, and more places in dorm rooms when moving in or out.

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All-natural bed bug remedies won’t be able to tackle an entire infestation, but they can work to prevent them in the first place. Some common choices are diatomaceous earth and essential oils.

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Bed bug outbreaks often start when people purchase secondhand furniture without inspecting it. Make sure to thoroughly inspect any used goods for bed bugs before taking them home.

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People often pick up bed bugs from their time on vacation. To avoid bringing them back home with you, check for signs of bed bug activity wherever you stay and clean your suitcase before you bring it back inside.

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Unlike fleas, bed bugs will not latch onto your pets for a permanent living place. However, they will infest your pets’ bedding, so make sure to inspect it regularly.

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If you have bed bugs and want to make sure they don’t spread around your home, do not move any infested furniture, use sealable plastic bags to transport bedding to the washer, and clean thoroughly.

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You have to stay on alert against bed bugs to protect your home from an infestation. Learn how to identify signs of bed bug activity, take precautions during travel, and keep your home tidy.

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Unfortunately, everyone is at risk of a bed bug infestation. The most common ways people end up with bed bugs it through traveling, living in apartments or dorms, or buying used furniture.

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