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Handy Ways to Prevent Bed Bugs Within Your Property

Handy Ways to Prevent Bed Bugs Within Your Property

 Bed Bugs is one of the major problems for many property owners. Bed bugs need a proper environment to grow and there are many places in the house that can be the perfect spot for the bed bugs to stay. Most of you will be looking for the preventive ways to get rid of bed bugs in your property. If you are looking get rid of this problem and other problems with proper care and maintenance of property, it is better to contact Real Property Management Associates for south shore property management services. Now, let’s talk about some prevention tips that will help you in avoiding bed bug infestations. Have a look below:

 Identification of Bed Bugs

 First, before you take any preventive action it is important to ensure that you are taking prevention against the right bug. It is not necessary that all the small, oval, and reddish-brown bugs are bed bugs. Most of bed bugs bite on face, neck, arm, and cause itchy bumps that can lead to allergic reaction or rash.

 Bed Bugs are ¼ inch long and their hiding places are your bedrooms, warm and hidden locations. They have round body that seems oval shaped due to the legs tucked underneath them. After you have identified the bed bugs then you should use effective bed bug prevention products to get rid of them.

 Cover Your Power Outlets and Check Used Items

 To stop bed bugs from hiding during the extermination, it is better to cover the power outlet. Your power outlet is the path through which they escape during the extermination process. Furthermore, they also use these paths to travel to other areas of a property.

In addition, buying used products like electronics, beds, and furniture is one of the best hiding places for the bed bugs. Even if the things look clean still you should do some basic checks before bringing that particular appliance inside your house.

 Place Clothes in Vacuumed Sealed Bag when Travelling

 If you are planning to travel, then it is better to place your clothes in vacuumed sealed bags. Hotel is one of the places that may have bed bugs. Therefore, it is better to take precautionary measures to prevent bed bugs reaching to your belongings and carrying them with yourself to your home.

 When traveling you should think about “DREAM” to get rid of bed bugs.

D: You need to determine that your hotel room is not having any signs of infestation.

R: You should raise your furniture to see any signs of bed bugs.

E: You need to examine your luggage away from the bed and walls because bed bugs are sometimes hidden behind power outlets, picture frames, headboards, etc.

A: You should access your luggage carefully when you are doing repacking and place your luggage away from the bed when you reach back home.

M: It is better to move your all clothes from your luggage to washing dryer. Place them for 15 minutes once you are back from traveling.


Look for Early Signs and Get Professional Treatment for Bed Bugs

You should look for the early signs of bed bugs by educating yourself and your family members. Some of the signs are that you might have small red marks on your body parts like arms, neck or face, you might have a rash or allergic reaction, tiny blood spots on your bed or mattress due to crushed bed bugs. These are some of the early signs that you are having bed bugs.

 Once you have identified the bed bug infestation, then you don’t need to do it alone because it is not an easy job to do. You can’t just rely on home remedies to get rid of bed bugs. You need to get help from the professionals. The professionals will safely eliminate the bed bugs from your property. You can contact your local pest professionals in case of severe bed bug infestation.

 Vacuum the Floor and Inspect Furniture on a Regular Basis

Your bedroom is not only the place where the bed bugs hide, they can also hide in your carpets. So, it is better to vacuum your carpet to eliminate the bed bugs. You should also vacuum your mattresses, box springs and floor especially at the points where the floor is joining with walls to avoid infestation before it gets out of control.

You should also check your furniture for the early signs of bed bugs. Start your search with furniture that is cracked, used or antique. Moreover, you should inspect the furniture before you purchase the used furniture.

 Cover Mattress and Use Bed Bugs Monitors

You should put your mattress and spring box in covers as it will protect it from getting infected with bed bugs. You can purchase zipped casing to cover your entire mattress. These covers are made of high-quality clothes that are durable and resistant to folds, and tears.

Consider using bed bugs monitors. Monitors like Climb Up monitors go below the feet of your bed and prevent bed bugs to reach the bed. It is the best monitoring tool for your bedroom if you are afraid that you are having bed bugs. Place the device on each foot of the bed and clean the devices regularly.

Check your Pets and Remove Clutter

Bed bugs can also lay eggs on the bed of your pet. You should also monitor this area and clean it regularly in high heat and dryer setting to prevent bed bugs presence.

You should start removing the clutter from your house. If there is clutter in your house, then it will be hard for you to prevent bed bug infestation. Eliminate clutter especially near to the walls as it is one of the attractive spots for bed bugs. Recycle, dispose or donate things that you don’t need.

 Seal your Home and Avoid Using Moving Blankets

Bed bugs are hitch hikers, they don’t travel house to house on their own.They can come to your house through travel luggage, clothing, pick from public transportation, movie theatres, and many more places.

Furthermore, you should avoid using moving blankets offered by moving company as they are not cleaned regularly. It is better to use your own because the blanket can be infested with bed bugs due to other person belongings.

 These were some of the preventions that can help you to get rid of bed bugs. Moreover, you should avoid placing your clothes on the cushioned seats or carpeted floors in dressing areas. You should place your clothes in plastic bag place when you are going to use public laundry instead on placing them in basket, countertops or floors.

 Property managers on South Shore are having years of experience in managing the property and they will take care of the infestation of bed bugs along with other problems to maintain your property. For more information regarding property management, you can call us at (508) 509-4485.


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