An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Or maybe 2 tons in this case. Here are six tips with which you can help stop, or at least reduce, the spread of bedbugs in your home, community, town, and city.
1) Get a bed bug inspection done periodically using dogs. This will prevent you from unknowingly spreading an infestation.
2) Don’t ignore bed bugs or hope they will go away on their own. Jeff Eisenberg, principal of PestAway, reports that he has seen thousands of clients make that mistake, and later had to pay greatly (literally) with tougher infestations to deal with and a much more expensive cost of treatment.
3) Use only the products that work. Use repellants and pesticides (JT Eaton’s Rest Easy and Steri-Fab) to prevent infestations in your home and workspace.
4) Pay attention when traveling. Always inspect your hotel rooms. Seal your luggage. Avoid places in which bedbugs are likely to live. You don’t want to end your vacation with a bed bug infestation!
5) Don’t have guests over if you suspect an infestation! While you may appear to be anti-social, your friends will thank you when your infestation doesn’t spread to them as well.
6) If you have ‘em, exercise extreme caution. If you do have an infestation, be extremely careful not to spread them further. Heat and bag any clothing and other items where bed bugs may harbor before taking them out of your home.
This information was taken directly from The Bed Bug Survival Guide, by Jeff Eisenberg of PestAway. For more great tips, buy the book at http://bedbugsurvivalguide.com/