With the epidemic resurgence of bed bugs…
Here’s my fourth post in a series called “Bed Bugs: 12 Tips to Help You Sleep Easy.” It’s also available as a free eBook on our Web Site at: www.LaruePest.com.
…it’s imperative to prevent a bed bug infestation before it happens.
We call this Bed Bug Control 101!
If you know you’re mattress is safe from bed bugs, encasing your mattress and box spring in impermeable bed-bug-bite-proof encasements is a great way to keep bed bugs from a personal resurgence in your mattress.
A more zen approach to bed bug control is placing certain plants with bed bug repellents around vulnerable areas.
Some of these include the black cohosh and laggera alata.
Unfortunately, information on their actual effectiveness is lacking, but look on the bright side, some say taking care of a plant is one more step toward full maturity! Advocates of the plant remedy also insist that one can will away bed bugs with meditation.
It’s always worth a try!
If you really want bed bug control, though, you have to know where bed bugs can come from.
One common way is for them to be picked up while traveling or when staying at temporary lodging such as hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, hostels, or motels—which are places that have been traditionally associated with an increased risk for housing bedbugs due to their higher rate of turnover and continual influx of temporary residents.
Bed bugs essentially hitchhike into your bed.
Bed bugs can also be picked up inadvertently through bringing infested furniture or contaminated, used clothing into a household.
Shopping vintage may sound less glamorous now.
Here’s the kicker: furniture does not necessarily have to have been previously owned or discarded because even brand new furniture can be exposed to bedbugs during storage or in delivery vehicles. UGH.
So you get the picture.
Bed Bug Control 101 can only go so far. These are sneaky little things that can find new residence just by traveling between condominiums, dormitories and apartment buildings or by animals, like Buddy your golden retriever.
Oh, and here’s some more bad news: even if you kill the live bed bugs, their eggs can often go unaffected, hatch, and bother you more.
Another aspect of bed bug control is early detection.
If you think you have them, contact us online, or give us a call at (800) 314-8813, and we’ll help take Bed Bug Control into full speed and protection!