Bed Bug PreventionIn Summer on December 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Written by admin
Of all the potential household pests that can be a problem for homeowners, the most difficult pest to detect or control is bed bugs. Bed bugs are nocturnal in nature and they can hide anywhere such as mattress seams, sheets, furniture and crevices behind baseboards and electrical outlets. They often enter homes discreetly by clinging to clothing or luggage and once they establish themselves within a home, the only way to eliminate the infestation is with treatments by a pest control professional.
The most effective method of bed bug control is prevention and there are many actions one can take to help keep bed bugs out of their homes as well as their places of businesses. The following are bed bug prevention tips for the home and office.
Our homes are always vulnerable to bed bug infestations because they are excellent travelers and move from place to place clung to clothing, shoes, or luggage. These prevention tips will help you keep bed bugs from ever entering your home.
- Inspect and vacuum all luggage after a vacation.
- When in a hotel, keep your luggage elevated off the floor.
- Always make visual inspections of beds and furniture.
- Inspect any piece of second-hand furniture thoroughly for bed bugs before bringing it into your home.
- Routinely check pet beds and areas where your pets sleep for bed bugs.
- If you discover a bed bug infestation in your home, immediately contact Green T Pest Control for assistance.
Homes are not the only places where bed bugs are a threat, because of their excellent traveling abilities; people may track them into their offices. According to a recent survey taken by the National Pest Management Association, 36% of pest professionals have found and treated bed bugs in offices or commercial buildings. Follow these tips to keep your office free of bed bugs.
- Regularly clean and vacuum every area of the building such as offices, lobbies, kitchens, and restrooms.
- Make sure every employee helps inspect for signs of a bed bug infestation in the furniture and upholstery as well as behind electrical sockets and surge protectors.
- Avoid clutter as much as possible, this will only provide places for the bed bugs to hide.
- Thoroughly inspect all shipments or new products and supplies for bed bugs before bringing them into the building.
- Ask all employees to report any signs of a bed bug infestation and have each report investigated by a pest professional.
- Implement a policy for employees who have a bed bug infestation in their home to help them avoid tracking bed bugs into the office inadvertently.
- If you discover a bed bug infestation in your office building, contact Green T Pest Control for our commercial pest control services.