Preventing the Spread of Bed Bugs

If you are the unfortunate victim of a bed bug invasion then there is pretty much only one thing that you can do – call the professionals. Dealing with bed bugs is never a fun situation, especially when trying to keep them from spreading around your home, workplace, or your social hangouts. These professional hitchhikers are perfectly geared to clutch onto your handbag, briefcase, or backpack, and they do not discriminate. After they have taken hold, these little bloodsuckers can spread in no time and can become the source of allergies, skin rashes, as well as the trigger for asthma attacks. Truly Nolen Pest Control Professionals are your saving grace if you have fallen victim to the bed bug, and here we are going to give you some handy advice to stop the spread of these terrible little critters. Preventing the spread of bed bugs takes care and precaution, as well as some planning, discipline, and self-control.

Your Daily Clothing

To prevent the spread of bed bugs throughout your home and place of work, place your clothes for the day in the dryer at maximum temperature for about 30 minutes. This includes your socks, undergarments, scarf, coat, and gloves. Once they are done, remove them and shake off any dead bugs, then place them directly into a sealable plastic bag and seal it tightly. This is going to be your daily routine until you call your professionals and get the problem taken care of. It is best to get dressed in the bathtub as it is easier to see bed bugs against a lighter coloured surface. Also, get dressed in a place you know is not infested with bed bugs, perhaps the bathroom for example. Once dressed, leave the house as soon as possible. Do not sit down or hang around as this is going to defeat the purpose of all your prevention efforts.

Bags, Backpack, Purse or Briefcase

When preventing the spread of bed bugs by way of your accessories, everything needs to be taken out and brushed off or vacuumed. Those items that cannot be cleaned should be thrown out. Place your bag in the dryer, on the hottest setting, again for 30 minutes. Once done, place your bag in a sealable plastic bag, and store it in a place that is free from bed bugs. Your bag should not touch anything that could be housing bed bugs. Storing your bag off the floor and away from unclean clothing is best.

Your Next-Day Clothing

At the end of the day, once you have arrived home, place items such as your coat and hat in a sealed bag, ready for the next day. You won’t have to put them back in the dryer tomorrow. Any clothing that you have put in the dryer for the next day should be securely stored immediately after being shaken out.

How the Experts Can Help You

Professional pest control is what Truly Nolen does best, and when it comes to bed bugs, things are no different. Our unique approach to pest control has, over the past 50 years, made us industry leaders with no signs of slowing any time soon. Truly Nolen uses only environmentally conscious products, keeping the safety of your family and pets in the forefront of our minds at all times. With the Truly Nolen Four Season Approach to pest control, your future bed bug problems will become a non-event, proving the effectiveness of the Truly Nolen approach to pest control. With Truly Nolen Pest Control Professionals, you can rest assured that your bed bugs will be gone for gone for good, leaving you to sleep in peace, and get back to being the best you.