Bed bugs aren’t like flies and other bugs that disappear during the winter months. These pests stay active throughout the year, especially when they have a steady supply of blood to feed on. You can take steps to keep these pests at bay this winter, so that you won’t have to worry about needing professional NJ pest control to deal with a bed bug problem.
Cover Your Mattress
Bed bugs tend to hide in the seams of mattresses, which can make them difficult to find. Putting a protective covering or encasement over your mattress and box spring can keep these bugs from entering these hiding places. Just make sure that you check the covering for tears or other areas where bed bugs could squeeze through.
Get Rid of Clutter
You can spend the long winter months going through your belongings and eliminating clutter. Having clutter around provides many hiding spots for bed bugs, which can lead to a big infestation. Clearing out clutter means you’re less likely to need NJ pest control.
Pull out your vacuum cleaner at least once a week during winter. Vacuum carpeting, furniture and even curtains and drapes. Bed bugs like to hide in these places, but vacuuming can help remove them.
If you find bed bugs in your home this winter, contact Stern Environmental to schedule NJ pest control service. Our technicians can find and eliminate these pests.