Bed bugs are elusive and can become really troublesome for homeowners in Cambridge. All bed bugs need for their survival is a warm place. Our homes usually have the most optimum setting for these tiny pests. Many areas in homes provide not only a shelter to bed bugs but also a good enough space for breeding. We all know how they multiply rapidly, and finding even a single bed bug can indicate an infestation. Many homeowners in Cambridge have gone through bed bug infestations. If you are one of those lucky folks that haven’t experienced a bedbug infestation, it is good to know how to prevent one in advance.
Since bed bugs easily get into the tiniest openings, cracks and crevices, it is almost impossible to exterminate them all using only DIY techniques. Finding out about a potential infestation is good and can prevent a full-fledged invasion by the pest. The following tips will help you keeping bed bugs away from your home.
1. Know the early signs of Bedbugs
Bed bug bites are the most common signs of a bed bug infestation. But identifying these marks as if they are by bedbugs or something else makes all the difference. Usually, when a bedbug feasts on our blood, they do it on intermittent spots on our skin—leaving behind small red marks in rows. If you feel itchy in the morning and find similar marks, it is bed bugs.
2. Always keep the home clean and tidy
This tip works for almost all types of pests. Keeping your home clean and tidy is a basic hygiene practice. When considering the prevention of bed bugs, frequent vacuum cleaning is a must. If there are carpeted floors in your home, more care is required as there is enough space for bedbugs to hide in the carpets. And since they are “bedbugs,” you cannot ignore the bedding, box springs, and mattresses.
3. Don’t forget about your pets
Having pets at home is fun and provides good leisure activity. But mind it, bedbugs don’t spare your cute pets too. It is essential to keep an eye on your pet’s bedding. If possible, wash their bedding material daily with high-temperature settings.
4. Get rid of the clutter
Minimalism is a way of life for many people today. We are not implying that you get rid of everything that is not used very often. But getting rid of the clutter that is actual clutter can reduce the number of shelters for bedbugs. Organizing your belongings so that there are no unreachable corners in your rooms is an effective way to keep bedbugs away.
5. Be very careful purchasing used items
When buying any used item, even though it is an electronic appliance, you must inspect them thoroughly for bedbugs. People often sell goods to others when they find out that bedbugs have started their families inside. The same is with the furniture and any other item that has any space inside.
All these tips and methods are very effective in keeping away the bedbugs. But that doesn’t mean your home is immune to a bedbug infestation. In case of the infestation, you need to contact the local pest control service. Not only are they good at identifying the severity of the infestation, but a professional pest control company can also exterminate the pests permanently from your home or office in Cambridge.