Bedbug infestation can be a huge problem. They’re costly to get rid of and can be a great nuisance, especially when you have to keep treating the bites. If you want to protect your family and make your home bedbug-free, here are a few handy pointers to keep in mind:
Be on the lookout for them
Know what they look like. Baby bedbugs aren’t easy to spot and could be nearly invisible but older ones go from red to brown, have little heads and round stomachs to distinguish themselves. They also often leave their feces around. If you see small black dots on your sheets, that’s a possible sign that you have bedbugs in your home.
Make sure its bedbugs
Before you treat your bites, be sure you’re dealing with bedbugs. Ticks as well as fleas and mites, even mosquitoes, can cause the bites. They could end up worse with the wrong medication or even trigger an allergy.
Stop it from spreading
If you suspect some of your furniture pieces might be infested with bedbugs, then stop the infestation from spreading by moving that furniture out of your home. Don’t just leave it out in the open, though or you’ll end up attracting even more of the parasites into your garden or garage. Put it in a locked dumpster or wrap the material with plastic as best as you can. If you don’t want to throw the furniture away, have it cleaned and treated instead.
Use mattress and box encasements
One way to ensure bedbug protection for you and your family is to go for a mattress cover. That way, you won’t have to worry about any parasitic hordes invading your sleeping areas. You can wake up, refreshed with the knowledge you aren’t harboring any of these critters in your bed and happy that you’re finally bedbug-free.