You’ve probably heard the phrase “sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” a million times since childhood. But how much thought did you really give the phrase? The exact origin of the phrase is a bit ambiguous, but its meaning is pretty straightforward—sleep well without the disturbance of bed bugs. While it’s a nice thought, these well wishes before bed will do little to actually keep the bed bugs out of your bed and home. So what are practical ways to keep the bugs out of sight and out of mind?
How to Prevent Bed Bugs
Today, about 1 in 5 households encounters bed bugs, so don’t be embarrassed if this is something you’ve encountered. Instead, focus that energy on a solution.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Bed bugs are crafty little pests that will hitch a ride on nearly any fabric to enter your home. They’ll most commonly latch onto luggage, furniture, backpacks, etc., to find a way into your home. They’re commonly picked up at hotels, so we recommend keeping your luggage off of the floor and placing it on stands if possible.
We also recommend inspecting any new furniture you’re bringing to the home to ensure it’s not already infested. This will help to prevent the spread into your home.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
There are several ways to eliminate bed bugs from your home and your belongings. HEre are some of the most common options:
- The conventional method
- Heat remediation
- Biopesticide remediation
If you need our bed bug remediation services, contact us as soon as possible. The sooner we can begin remediation, the less likely it is to spread throughout your house. Visit our website or call us at (419) 475-6055 for more information about our treatment plans!