Bed bugs were once considered an eradicated problem that people in North America no longer needed to be concerned about. Unfortunately, these annoying parasites made a big return a decade ago and have proven to be an almost impossible problem to eliminate.
Despite what many may think, bed bugs are not a symbol of an unclean home. They have been found in fine hotels, clothing boutiques and furniture shops. They are a very resilient creature and can survive without food and in extreme temperatures for lengthy periods of time.
There are several tips to help prevent an infestation in your home. First, it is important to carefully inspect all secondhand furnishings before you bring them into your home. This not just soft furnishing like chairs or sofas, but even solid woods. Bed bugs are very small and can easily tuck themselves into tiny cracks and crevices in anything.
Be cautious whenever spending a night in a hotel or motel. Carefully check all mattresses for signs of infestation. This includes small brown, black or rusty colored specks along the mattress seams. Make this inspection before you unpack. If you see anything suspicious, request another room.
If you do discover bedbugs in your home, do not just replace the mattress and think the problem is resolved. Bedbugs can live in carpeting, gaps in the wall and a dozen more places throughout the house. If you do not entirely eliminate the problem, your money on a new mattress will have just been wasted.
You can hire an exterminator, but they can sometimes be very expensive and many use harmful pesticides. Instead, eliminate the problem yourself. One effective product to try is the bed bug bully spray. This pesticide-free spray is safe for everyone, including pets and children, but will get rid of the bed bugs fast. It is a product that is quick and easy to use and is a popular item for resorts and hotels who need to keep their properties bed bug free.
Do not wait until your problem becomes an infestation. As soon as you discover bed bugs in your home, address the issue immediately. Find out more about how family-safe, green products can be the best answer for you and your home.