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The Best Way to Keep Your House Safe From Bedbugs

Bed Bug Protection
Bed Bug Protection

Nobody wants the nightmarish experience of a bed bug infestation in their home. Here are things you can do to prevent bed bugs from entering your home and controlling them quickly if they do:

Mattress Protection

Bed bugs love camping in mattresses and box springs. Encasement bags provide guaranteed protection because bed bugs cannot bite through the material or crawl inside. Your valuable mattresses and box springs will be preserved, and you’ll also take away bed bugs’ favorite hiding spots.

Know Where They Live

Bed bugs spread anywhere people commune, especially when upholstery or fabrics are involved. Be on guard when visiting hotels, movie theaters, public transportation, nursing homes, and similar environments.

Be cautious and do not bring garments or fabrics into your home if you think they may be hiding bed bugs. This may seem inconvenient, but a bed bug infestation is far worse.

Bed Bug Detection Products

Science and technology change the way we prepare for bed bugs. The Bed Bug Early Detection System (BEDS), for example, works as a glue trap that draws in bed bugs so you can know about them before they take over.

You can also buy bed bug fecal detection kits or even advanced bed bug monitoring devices to catch bed bugs or test for their presence.

If bed bugs have already entered your home, call Stern for fast, thorough control immediately.

Beware of Bed Bugs in Rented Furniture

Five Ohio families got an unwelcome “bonus gift” when they rented or purchased furniture from a local Rent-A-Center. Furniture rental stores do a brisk business over the holidays when people need extra beds for visiting friends and family members. In hot demand are rollaway beds, cribs, highchairs, booster seats, car seats and other baby paraphernalia that is too bulky to be carried aboard a plane. Rental stores also take advantage of holiday shopping to sell off old or excess stock.

Buying used is a time-honored strategy for keeping expenses down, but the resurgence of bed bugs in the U.S. over the past decade has added an unwelcome element of risk to the practice. The chance of brining home a bed bug-infested couch or bunk beds has made people more circumspect about used furniture.

In most cities today, people are warned not to take home furniture, especially mattresses, placed at the curb for trash pick up and to closely inspect thrift store furniture before purchase. But rental centers can pose an even bigger threat. Furniture that travels from home to home simply stands a better chance of coming into contact with bed bugs. If you happened to rent furniture over the holidays, there’s a chance your home could already be infested.

Don’t start the New Year losing sleep over bed bugs. Call Stern Environmental to schedule fast, discrete bed bug extermination.

Nightwatch: Effective Bed Bug Monitoring Device for Home Buyers

If you are planning to buy a new apartment or house, you should at least make sure that the place is not infested with bed bugs. Bed bug infestation can be a long term problem that can cause sleepless nights and health problems, and getting an exterminator to get rid of bed bugs can be a costly solution. One of the most effective and affordable ways to ensure that your potential home is free of bed bugs is to place a Nightwatch bed bug monitoring device there before you decide to move in.

Nightwatch is a bed bug monitoring device that produces a chemical scent that is similar to the scent of sleeping humans, and it lures and kills bed bugs that are looking for a blood meal. This revolutionary product was created by BioSensory Inc. and it has been proven to be effective by experts at Purdue University.

Just place the Nightwatch device in the house or apartment that you are interested in buying, and you will know for sure if there are bed bugs in the place after fourteen days. To find out more about Nightwatch, you can check out the product information that is available in our website.