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:
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.
An attorney for students at the University of Texas at Arlington, Keisha Ware has been complaining about unresponsive landlords who fail to protect her clients from bed bug infestations. In the past year, Ware’s bed bug-battling student clients have lived in both on-campus and off-campus apartments. While UT responds to bed bug complaints on its properties, the campus newspaper The Shorthornindicates that it takes time to schedule pest control treatment. Response by off-campus landlords can be considerably less helpful.
Bed Bugs on Campus
Unless your child is a student at UTA, why is this news important? Because college students are on their way home for the summer and what is happening in Texas is happening in college communities across the U.S. Bed bugs have become a serious and repetitive problem on college campuses, infesting dormitories and on- and off-campus apartments. If bed bug activity has been reported on your child’s college campus (and even if it hasn’t been), he could be bringing bed bugs or bed bug eggs home with him when he returns home.
Protect Your Family
You can help prevent bed bugs from migrating from your child’s laundry and possessions into your home, but taking the precautions outlined in our article on bed bugs on campus. If you see any indication of bed bugs, call the bed bug extermination experts at Stern for professional identification and treatment.