Tips To Keep Bed Bugs Away From Your Home

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Ants, spiders, fleas, mice and silverfish were all problems in my house at one point. When we bought the house, it hadn't been lived in for about three years. Since it was basically abandoned, the pests moved in and made it their homes. The first few months of battling with these pests was the hardest. We had so many different pests to contend with that it was hard to know where to start. With the help of a professional pest control technician, we have taken our home back from those pests and have been living pest free ever since. Find tips on eliminating the pests in your home here on my blog.


Tips To Keep Bed Bugs Away From Your Home

1 December 2022
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Bed bugs can make your life a nightmare. Unlike other pesky pests, bed bugs survive on blood, meaning they will have to bite you and your pets. As such, you must come with bed bug control tips to keep these pesky pets away from your family. Thankfully, this article has some practical tips to help control bed bugs. So, read on to find out!

Vacuum Often

Bed bugs hide in furniture, bedding, mattresses, wardrobes, bed frames, and other awkward places. That said, you must vacuum your home multiple times a week to prevent or manage bed bug infestations. 

Invest in a powerful vacuum cleaner whose suction can dislodge bed bugs and their eggs from your furniture's upholstery, mattress, and bed frame. Vacuum cleaning should help reduce the population of bed bugs as long as you do it often and combine it with other tricks.

Declutter Your Home

In case you didn't know, bed bugs love cluttered spaces because they make good hiding and breeding spots. So, if you have a cluttered home, you must get rid of unwanted items. This will minimize the hiding spots and make it easy for you to clean the house. At least the bed bug population will reduce after decluttering your home.

Use Essential Oils

Do you know that some essential oils can help keep bed bugs away? Well, most essential oils have proved efficient in controlling bed bugs and other pests. You must dilute your favorite essential oil and apply it to your skin before bed. By doing so, the bed bugs will keep their distance, and you won't sustain bites. Some of the most potent essential oils include:

  • Thymol
  • Eugenol
  • Lavender
  • Citronella
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary 

Wash and Heat Dry Your Bedding

Before you turn to the professionals, you should wash your bedding and pajamas often. As you already know, bed bugs hide in bed sheets, blankets, pillowcases, and bedspreads. Therefore, you must clean your bedding every time you do your laundry. Clean them with hot water and heat dry them. That should keep the bed bug population down.

Talk to the Pros

If you can't find a solution to your bed bug problem, you should consider hiring a pest exterminator. Some infestations are so bad that DIY bed bug control can't cut it. Therefore, you might hire a professional exterminator to help fix the bed bug problem. Luckily, the experts will get rid of the bed bugs and give you tips on how to keep them away.

For more information, contact bed bug treatment services near you.