The best treatment method for bed bugs is to completely prevent any form of infestation from happening initially. If they are absent from your homes, they can’t cause any havoc in the first place. Once a home is infiltrated, by these meddling bugs, it can take a couple of weeks to drive them out. The 5 steps below help to prevent the infestation of these bugs.
Step 1: know what bed bugs look like
Learn what a bed bug looks like and also learn cues about their presence in the house. This little knowledge can go a long way in preventing an all-out infestation. You might find it difficult to stop a couple of bugs from entering your home, but an early detection can save you from harboring a full colony.
Step 2: Do a routine Check on your mattress regularly
Carryout out a regular check on your mattress to find hints of the presence of bed bugs. Check for shells, eggs, live bedbugs, sheds of skin and also stains on the sides of your mattress. Also, when you check bed linens for signs of bed bugs such as blood spots and feces matter.
You can utilize LayerOne’s Bed Bug Eliminating Arthropad if you observe any of these signs on your mattress. LayerOne’s Bed Bug Eliminating Arthropad works where the majority of bed bugs travel – between the mattress and box springs.
You can also use LayerOne’s Bed Bug Eliminating Mattress/Box Spring Encasement. It is the ultimate in protection from arthropods. The Layer One encasement was made to KILL bed bugs using our patent pending ArthroShield™ technology.
Step 3: Carry out a thorough inspection when sleeping in a hotel or in a friend’s house
Inspect the sleeping area thoroughly if you are checking into a hotel or probably spending the night at a colleague’s place. Check the mattress, dresser, and headboards for any sign of bed bugs before you sleep or place your luggage and other personal items in the room. You want to avoid taking these little home wreckers back to your home with you.
Step 4: Check your home after visitors leave
Inspect your home after guests spend a night or two n your place with their luggage. Your guests might not be aware that they’ve helped in bringing bed bugs to your home. It is important you check the rooms they slept in for any sign of bed bugs as well as the places they kept their personal belongings like luggage.
Step 5: Don’t use discarded furniture
Avoid picking any discarded furniture no matter how fancy and new it might look. You don’t know what might be lurking in the corners of discarded furniture. Also, you should pay close attention to second-hand furniture you may want to purchase. Carrying out a thorough inspection will go a long way in saving you from a bed bug infestation.
Second-hand furniture doesn’t clean itself. And you have no idea how long it’s been since someone had them cleaned. And even if they are clean, they could still be riddled with bed bugs brought in by the last owner to use it.
Best to treat any used furniture or second-hand furniture with LayerOne’s ArthroSpray Bed Bug Repellant before taking it into your homes. It gives you all-round protection not just from bed bugs, but from other arthropods like lice and ticks as well.
ArthroSpray Pesticide-Free Bed Bug Repellent (Spray)Select options
LayerOne’s ArthroSpray is the ultimate in portable protection from arthropods. Spray on sheets to repel bed bugs, dust mites and lice when you travel.