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Important Tips for Bedbug Prevention Click to edit Master subtitle style


Even though they are relatively harmless, people still shudder at the thought of bedbugs infesting their house or apartment.

Bedbugs do drink your blood while you sleep, but there is no indication that they spread disease, and they aren’t attracted to dirty places. All a bedbug really wants is someplace warm with blood and carbon dioxide.

That being said, once you have them it can be quite


What Is a Bedbug? ď °

To say that bedbugs are bugs that live in your bed is simplistic, but essentially true.

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The bedbug belongs to the Cimicidae family, and the reason they are so keen on hanging around where you and I sleep is because there is an ample supply of blood.

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Bedbugs primarily operate in the nighttime, but they will come out at other times, if necessary.


What Is a Bedbug? 

The end result of bedbug bites are small, reddish bumps that look similar to a mild rash or a mosquito bite. Most often, a bedbug bite isn’t raised off the skin, but is flat.

To know if you’re dealing with a bedbug or not, and adult is about 4 to 5 mm in length and

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Bedbug Prevention Tips 

It’s not going to enhance your life at all if you’re constantly paranoid about bedbugs. However, taking a few precautionary measures to keep them away never hurt, either. Once they get into your bed, they can be more than challenging to get out.

1) Anytime you bring second hand furniture or clothing into your house, give it the once over before you set it down and leave it. Look in all the little cracks and creases and folds, because that’s where they like to hide. You can also purchase mattress covers for your mattress and boxspring that are designed to keep bedbugs


Bedbug Prevention Tips 3) Utilizing some basic housekeeping skills is another way to prevent the dreaded bedbug from showing up in your house. Bedbugs love to take cover in the midst of clutter, so reducing the amount of clutter in your home will also reduce the number of hiding spots for the bedbugs.  4) If you are traveling for business or any other reason, use the luggage racks provided at your hotel, and inspect your luggage well when you get home.   Basically, any situation where bedbugs could


Places to Look 

If you’re suspicious that one or more made it past your defenses, take a look through in all the usual hiding spots.

Bed – Little blood spots are the telltale sign they’ve been on your bed. Stand the mattress up on end and look all around the seam, inside the pleats and anywhere else that could hide a bug. Do the same with the boxspring, and use a flashlight if necessary. Bedroom – The bed might be the main spot they like to hide, but it isn’t the only


If You Already Have Bedbugs 

If you find that you already have bedbugs, it’s a little late for your prevention methods. Some of the more common home bedbug remedies include:

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Chemicals & Pesticides

Steaming & Fogging

Aerosol Treatment

Exposure to Heat or Cold

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If You Already Have Bedbugs 

It’s always best to use caution anytime you start messing around with chemicals in the same place you sleep. In most cases, bedbug home removal won’t work 100% effectively anyway.

It’s perfectly ok to try, and in some cases you might even succeed, but even a couple of stragglers will see them return in the future.

If you really want them gone, call up some professionals who deal with bedbugs everyday. A professional will know all the

Important Tips for Bedbug Prevention  

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