Everything you need to know about pests
Have you ever spent more than eight hours of work in the office or came home after completing a marathon? We can imagine you were dead tired after fulfilling these activities and all you want to do is sleep right away. The thing is, you find yourself scratching your whole body after just a few hours of sleep.
When this happens, it only means your sleeping area is now compromised because of bed bugs. If you manage to get rid of them the first time, it would be prudent to protect your home against these pests. Here are some tips to help you go about this task.
Check Your Belongings After a Trip
The easiest way for bed bugs to penetrate your home is if you bring them from another place through your belongings. As such, it’s best if you do not bring your vacation clothes and stuff inside the house right after you come home. Leave it outside under the warm rays of the sun for a couple of hours. After drying them up, place all of these clothes inside your washing machine and clean them thoroughly. These steps will ensure these pests won’t infest your home and cause trouble.
Clean Everything Always
Speaking of cleaning your vacation clothes, you also have to do the same to your household as well. We’re not just talking about clothes. These cleaning goals should include every area of your home, every piece of fabric, and most especially the beds and furniture. If you manage to do this on a regular basis, bed bugs won’t have a reason to infest your home and pester you.
Disinfect by Steaming
Steaming is a great way to disinfect your belongings from harmful bacteria. It can also be used to get rid of bed bugs when conventional means have failed. Just remove the covers of your pillows and start steaming beginning at one corner, then moving the steam head across all parts of the pillows. Do the same for furniture and beds.
The high temperature kills the bed bugs right away, so you won’t need to buy any products from the store. It will keep the steamed items clean too.
Check Second-Hand Furniture Thoroughly
Before taking a new couch, bed, or other pieces of furniture home, check first for any signs of bed bugs. It will be best to do this before the purchase, but if impossible, do the checking in your garage to make sure no pest will enter your home. Look into the mattress seams and even around the cushions.
Preventing bed bugs from entering and invading your property may not be as easy as it sounds, but it’s imperative if you don’t want to deal with a worse bed bug problem in the future. But if you realize that your home is already infested, no amount of prevention can solve the issue. Contact the bed bug removal experts of Jersey City Exterminators to stop this pest from ruining your sleep.