Bed bugs are something that people usually only worry about when staying at a hotel or resort. While there is certainly a correlation between poorly maintained public accommodation and the prevalence of these pests, there’s still a possibility of encountering bed bugs in your own home.
Here are a few tips for keeping bed bugs at bay for residents in the Phoenix, AZ area.
Wash your linens consistently
Bedsheets are a favorite environment for bed bugs. After all, that’s why these pests carry their common name. In order to keep your linens as unwelcoming as possible for these pests, be sure to wash them consistently. Washing them on a high-temperature setting can also be helpful. However, you don’t want to end up ruining your bedsheets so be sure to double-check the washing instructions.
Vacuum furniture and floors
Although they’re called bed bugs, these pests can be found on carpets, upholstery, and other inviting materials. Now is a good time to embrace the spring cleaning attitude and vacuum more regularly. Carpets, rugs, and even furniture are the perfect places for bed bugs to thrive, so make sure to target these areas. Don’t forget to empty the bag when you’re finished to ensure bed bugs can escape.
Clutter is another welcoming place for bed bugs to thrive. Keeping all of your clothes, towels, and other loose items separate can help keep these pests from calling your house their new home. Just like washing your bed linens regularly can help keep these pests at bay, getting your laundry done consistently can also help.
Call a Bed Bug expert right away
If you do suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, don’t wait to call an expert. Delaying could give these bugs enough time to multiply and cause further damage. If caught at the right time, it’s quite easy to get rid of these pests. Too many homeowners try to handle these pests on their own and only make the situation worse.
Feel free to call us at any time, and one of our Bed Bug exterminators will be there to help solve the problem