The bed bug epidemic has reached cities all across the United States. These tiny bloodsuckers have been around for a long time and are not going away any time soon as they are exceptionally good at hitching rides into people’s homes.
A 2013 study published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports found that bed bugs have developed high tolerances to insecticides, so when it comes to bed bugs prevention of an infestation is absolutely the best cure. Once they get into your home or business, eliminating them can be a challenging process. These tips from the U.S. Army and the Long Island bed bug specialists at Stern Environmental can help.
Avoid bringing stow-aways home
Bed bugs do not have wings for flying and are not good jumpers like fleas. They move slowly and are exceptionally good at hiding in the seams and creases of purses, luggage, coats, and furniture. They do not discriminate based on income and have been found in high-end clothing boutiques and luxury hotels. The Army suggests you inspect hotel rooms carefully when traveling and try to store your belongings separately from those of other people.
Protecting your home
Reduce clutter that creates an ideal habitat for bed bugs and vacuum daily to eliminate any strays before they establish themselves. We are the Long Island bed bug specialists. Contact us for everything you need to test for, prevent, and eliminate bed bugs.