Bed Bug Prevention – Why Wait?
Reports of bed bugs exploded in 2010. They are moving beyond hotels and into office buildings, movie theatres, libraries, and even retail stores. We hate to think it (or say it), but we believe it is only a matter of time before the majority of people will have had to deal with bed bugs.
The bad news: Our houses, beds, dressers, chairs and sofas were not designed to be ‘bed bug proof’. In fact, most of these items are ideal for bed bugs to set up camp.
The good news: Despite all the folklore you’ve read in the news, bed bugs are not impossible to get rid of. They are not evil geniuses, with supernatural abilities to outsmart you and continue sucking your blood. They’re actually very predictable, and they are definitely lazy. They just want to stay as close as possible to the areas where you spend a lot of time without moving, so they can feed, and go home. The bed is obviously the most common area for for bed bug harborages, but if you’re someone who spends a lot of time dozing off on the couch in front of the TV, they may also hide out nearby.
So, in order to prevent them from finding safe place to set up a bed bug harborage, we simply get to those areas before they do. Something as simple as wrapping the legs of your night table with clear packing tape will keep them out of it, as bed bugs do very poorly at crawling up smooth surfaces.
They look for the simplest place for coming and going to feed, so we prevent the most common areas. We also want to make places like electrical outlets and baseboards completely inhospitable as a hiding place (bed bugs are regularly found behind face plates of outlets). When this approach is applied to the entire home, you can ultimately make it inhospitable for bed bugs to survive.
While you can’t prevent bed bugs from entering your home, these measures can prevent them from infesting in your home. So that even if a bed bugs are introduced, they can’t survive.
In other words..
- If they aren’t there, they never will be.
- If the were there, they’ll never come back.
- If they’re still there, they won’t be for much longer.
Contact Us to schedule a Prevention Treatment. Cost varies between based on the number of rooms and complexity of job.