25 Jul 8 tips for keeping bed bugs out of your home
Bed bugs are a major problem in South Florida. If you live in the area, you may be concerned about keeping your home free of bed bugs. The CDC offers some tips for how to prevent and treat an infestation at home.
First, make sure to treat any pets that you have with a product containing permethrin. This is an insecticide that is approved for use on dogs and cats, and will kill any bed bugs that come into contact with it. If you don’t want to use a product that contains permethrin, try using diatomaceous earth instead; this will also kill any bed bugs that come into contact with it.
Next, don’t leave clothes lying around on the floor or furniture. When these items are left unattended for too long, they become attractive hiding places for bed bugs (and other insects). Instead, keep clothes in drawers or closets so they can’t be easily accessed by insects looking for a place to hide out during the day while they rest between meals—which might be your own body!
Thirdly: get rid of clutter throughout your home! Clutter provides lots of nooks and crannies where insects can hide out while they rest between meals—which might be your own body!
If you’ve been dealing with a bed bug infestation, you know how it can take over your life. You want to know how to get rid of them, but the process can be exhausting and expensive. It’s important to do everything you can to prevent an infestation before it starts, so we’ve put together these 8 tips for keeping bed bugs out of your home:
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1. Check your luggage
2. Vacuum often and thoroughly, especially around the edges of the room where baseboards meet the floor, and under beds as well as furniture
3. Wash your clothes at a high temperature or dry clean them to kill any eggs or bugs that may be present
4. Use hot water and soap to wash bedding, towels and clothing in hot water, including socks and underwear
5. Place all items in sealed plastic bags for two weeks to ensure that no bedbugs survive
6. If you are staying in a hotel or other place where you cannot control the temperature of your room, keep your luggage off the floor and unopened until you get home
7. Keep pets out of rooms while they are being treated to prevent reinfestation in case any insects are missed during treatment
8. Call an exterminator if you have found a bug or have been bitten by one; it is not necessary to wait until there are many visible bugs present before doing so