Bed Bug Prevention
Looking to avoid bed bugs? According to the
2013 Bugs Without Borders survey, bed bugs continue to
remain THE most difficult pest to treat - more difficult than
cockroaches, termites and ants!
Depending on the scope of an infestation and the type of
treatment used by a pest professional, it can take several
treatments to completely eliminate bed bugs.
Fortunately, there are many things that you can do to prevent
bringing a bed bug infestation into your home. Vigilance is the key
to bed bug prevention. When you are out in public - whether at a
hotel, store, movie theater or work place - it is important to be
conscientious of your surroundings.
As the public's awareness of the bed bug resurgence grows, many
Americans are modifying their behaviors to minimize their risk of
an infestation. According to the
2011 Bed Bugs in America survey, 27 percent of respondents
have inspected or washed clothing upon returning from a trip; 25
percent have checked a hotel room for bed bugs; 17 percent
have inspected or vacuumed a suitcase upon returning from a trip
and 12 percent have altered or canceled travel plans because of
concern about bed bugs.
Regular bed bug inspections are the best method of avoiding bed
bug infestation. Read our tips for preventing bed bugs to learn
more about how to protect your household from an infestation: