Whether you have personally dealt with bed bugs or have never seen one before in your life, we can assume you are here for one reason, to find a way to keep them out. Before we get into the concept of bed bug-proofing your home, first let’s examine how bed bugs invade in the first place.

How Bed Bugs Get Into Homes

Unlike the majority of pests that invade homes, on foot or by wings through a crack or gap in your home’s foundation, open door or window, or even on one of your pets, bed bugs are a little different. Because of their lack of speed, wings, and jumping ability, bed bugs need a lot of help to invade homes. And they get help by hitchhiking. Not on the side of the road with a tiny insect thumb in the air, but by stowing away in places you wouldn’t expect. Because of this fact, bed bug-proofing your home is a little out of the question. If you were to seal every crack, install the best window screens, and set up a protective barrier of pest control products around your home, bed bugs would still be able to get inside. However, there are still some things you can do to reduce the chances of bed bugs clinging their way into your home.

What You As A Homeowner Can Do To Keep Bed Bugs Out

The best thing you can do to reduce your chances of bringing bed bugs home with you is to be educated about bed bugs. The more you know what signs to look for when out and about or traveling, and what bed bugs look like, etc, the less of a chance you will have of bringing these unwanted bloodsuckers home with you. Here are a few tips that will help you keep your home bed bug-free.

  • Bed bugs can be anywhere that isn’t freezing or extremely hot. This means they can be almost anywhere. For this reason, it is very important to keep your eye out for them no matter where you go.
  • If you are planning on going on vacation, keep in mind that bed bugs can be wherever you go. Check your hotels for bed bugs, examine souvenirs before bringing them home, and consider storing your used clothing inside sealed plastic bags. This will reduce the chances of bed bugs hiding inside.
  • When you return from a trip, immediately put used clothing into the wash on a high-heat setting. This will kill any hiding bed bugs before they have a chance to infest.

What To Do If Bed Bugs Get In

If, despite your vigilance to keep bed bugs away, they still manage to sneak inside, it’s time for professional help. Here at Biotherm Green Solutions, Inc., professional bed bug control is what we do best. From effective and eco-friendly bed bug heat treatments to adorable canine bed bug inspections, we have all the tools to get your home bed bug-free. If that’s what you’re looking for, call us today!