Ridding your house of bed bugs is like ridding a city of zombies. Once they’re there it’s going to take some pretty drastic measures to get rid of them. It generally requires bed bug heat treatments that kill off an infestation but this bed bug treatment heats your home in excess of 120 degrees. Which is why you need to do what you can to avoid a bed bug infestation in the first place. Fortunately there are many things that a homeowner can do to prevent bed bugs from getting in. Being vigilant in certain situations, like traveling, can help keep your home bed-bug free.

  1. Be conscientious of your surroundings in movie theaters, hotel rooms and even other people’s homes. Bed bugs often turn to hitchhiking which has contributed to the quick and wide-spreading epidemic of infestation. Check clothing and belongings for signs of bed bugs with a flashlight.
  2. When traveling check mattress seams and bed crevices for eggs, fecal matter and both live and dead insects. Bring a plastic bag to keep your luggage in during your stay and have all clothes laundered as soon as you come home.
  3. Never bring home used or second-hand furniture without completely examining each piece for signs of bed bugs. Do your research to make sure you know what you are looking for or hire a professional to help.

If you find that, like zombies, bed bugs have suddenly invaded and are threatening, call Himalaya Pest Control at 404-947-7378. We understand how just one bug can create an infestation and know how to get rid of bed bugs.