The most effective method of NJ pest control is preventing infestations in the first place. With NYC ranking number two in the country for bed bug infestations, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) offers helpful suggestions for prevention.
Where Are Bed Bugs Found?
Many people hold the mistaken belief that bed bugs are found only in unsanitary homes. In fact, bed bugs make no distinction between clean and dirty conditions. These pests are transmitted by attaching themselves to clothing, packages and other items entering buildings.
While bed bugs aren’t known to transmit disease, they feed on blood, leaving red, itchy welts in their wake. A lesser-known but equally undesirable effect is the stress, anxiety and depression affecting victims of bed bugs.
Tips for Avoiding Bed Bugs
• Don’t furnish your apartment with items left out on the street or in lobbies. If you buy used furniture, check carefully for signs of bed bugs.
• When you travel, whether you stay in a hotel or a friend’s home, inspect the bed and keep your luggage up off the floor.
• Seal cracks and crevices where bed bugs can gain entrance.
• If you find bed bugs, contact a licensed pest control company.
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