Bed bugs are some of the hardest pests to get rid of once they’ve invaded your home. Sterling Pest Control is here to assist you in your bed bug control efforts. If you have bed bugs already, we can help with our specialized bed bug treatments. However, a great way to stay free of bed bug infestation is by implementing a few easy precautionary measures.
If you purchase second-hand furniture, be sure to check it for signs of bed bugs prior to purchasing it—look in the seams and any cracks for signs of infestation. For your bed, you can purchase a cover that will keep any bed bugs that may exist on the bed inside and keep outside bed bugs away. Getting rid of unnecessary items in your home (or cutting down on clutter) will help with bed bug control by providing fewer hiding places for them. Vacuuming often also helps to keep bed bugs from infesting your home. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth around points of entry to your home. This is a natural bed bug killer. Just be certain it is food grade and not pool grade. Bed bug control at home becomes easier when you follow the aforementioned tips.
You can keep bed bugs from entering your home if you are wise when traveling. Always inspect the room for signs of bed bugs and keep your luggage off of the floor and away from the bed. It is a wise idea to clean your laundry upon arriving home—to get rid of any potential bed bugs. Heat kills bed bugs, so be sure to dry your clothes on a high setting for at least half an hour.
Unfortunately, even those who follow these precautions diligently can’t always remain bed bug free. If you end up with bed bugs in your home, we can help provide more bed bug control through our treatment options. Contact us, and we will evaluate the situation for you. We will happily discuss treatment options that will fit your needs.