Here's a hard truth: eliminating a bed bug infestation is a lot difficult than preventing one. Whatever you can do to avoid bringing bed bugs home, do it.
A survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the University of Kentucky in 2015 found that most people believe that bed bugs infestation is one of the most difficult things to treat—even more difficult than treating ants, cockroaches, or termites.
Here are 5 best ways through which you can prevent a bed bug infestation in your home.
1. Use a protective mattresses cover
You should use a protective, light-colored cover to encase the mattress. There are commercially available mattress covers specially built to deter and prevent a bed bug infestation.
The light color of the cover helps reveal the hiding spots of the bed bugs. They will be easily visible in this way. Consider buying a high-quality encasement for the mattress and inspect the cover regularly for holes.
2. Avoid sharing laundry with others
A good way to avoid bringing bed bugs into your home is to avoid sharing laundry when traveling abroad. You should move items that need to be washed in plastic bags. Also, you should always place the clothes directly in a bag after removing from the dryer. A dryer set on high heat can kill all the bed bugs that might be in the laundry..
3. Isolate areas if living in a multi-family home
In case you live in a multi-family house, it's important that you isolate the house unit-by-unit by sealing the cracks and crevices around the light sockets, baseboards, and other similar areas. This will prevent the movement of the bed bugs.
4. Call in the professionals at KY-KO Pest Prevention
Beyond the things you can do to avoid bringing bed bugs into your house, you eventually might just need to call in a professional team to check for bed bugs. That's why KY-KO offers free bed bug inspections in the Phoenix metro area.
Our technicians will thoroughly check the rooms for signs of infestation. In case any infestation is found, the professional will use safe and effective products to remove the infestation.
KY-KO is your source for tips on how to avoid bringing bed bugs into your home
You should contact KY-KO Pest Prevention. You can count on our expert exterminators to take care of all kinds of pest infestations. Our affordable pest control services can help eliminate bee, pigeon, rodent, termites, scorpion, best bugs, and many other pest infestations.