One of the most common questions our bed bug detection team gets is, “How can I avoid getting bed bugs?” While this is a simple question, the answer is not always black and white. Bed bug avoidance tactics vary from property to property, and if you are concerned that you have these unwanted pests in your home, you should contact a reliable bed bug detection company as soon as possible.
Advanced K9 Bed Bug Seekers provides industry-leading bed bug inspections in and around Denver, and we would love to help you determine whether or not you have an active infestation on your property. Schedule an appointment today online or call us at 720-251-2665 to get started. In the meantime, check out the helpful bed bug prevention tips below.
Infestation Prevention Tips
Keep Your Clothes in Suitcases When Traveling
If you are planning to go on a vacation, keeping your clothes packed in your suitcase can prevent unknowingly bringing these pesky bugs home with you. Unpacking your suitcase and placing clothes in a dresser may expose your belongings to bed bugs if they are nesting in the furniture. When you arrive at your destination, keep your suitcase in the bathroom on a suitcase stand if possible. This will make it harder for bed bugs to get into your luggage and come home with you.
Check Pre-Owned Furniture
We all like a good deal on furniture, and while buying secondhand items like couches, dressers, and beds can be tempting, it could end up costing you more than you bargained for. If you purchase used furniture, make sure that you carefully check the folds in cushions, the crevices in dressers, and the condition of the headboard and/or mattress carefully. On the off chance that the original owner had an infestation, you could be giving bed bugs a first-class ticket to your home.
Consider a Mattress Cover
Bed bugs earned their name by nesting in, on, and around mattresses and box springs. This is because they like to be close to their food source (humans), and when we are sleeping at night, we provide the perfect host for their feast. There are special protective mattress and box spring covers available online and in stores that prevent bed bugs from nesting on beds, and they are often made of light-colored material so you can easily spot the troublesome pest.
Reduce Clutter and Seal Crevices
In a previous blog, we squashed some of the most common myths related to bed bugs. One of these myths is that bed bugs only nest in unsanitary conditions. While this is not true, having a lot of clutter in your home provides easy hiding spots for bed bugs. If you live in an apartment or condo, you could be at risk for infestations spreading from other units. Sealing gaps around baseboards, electrical outlets, and light sockets can help prevent unwanted intruders.
Denver Bed Bug Detection Services
Are you a Denver homeowner or business owner who needs reliable bed bug detection services? Advanced K9 Bed Bug Seekers is here for you! We offer a wide variety of services, and whether you need a one-time inspection to rule out the presence of bed bugs or you need a post-treatment inspection to ensure the infestation is gone, we can help. Contact our team today. We look forward to helping you!