Fortunately, it is relatively easy to avoid bedbug infestation by following a few simple precautions. The first step is to clean and treat any infected items. However, be careful when doing this, as some infested items may reinfest later. Always investigate any signs of infestation, including red or black spots and blisters. Also, make sure to inspect and treat your bed linens. You can also use a pest control product that is designed for bedbugs.
It is unlikely that you can get bedbugs from outside, but it is possible to bring them into your home accidentally. Unlike fleas, bedbugs do not fly, so they can hitchhike. Old furniture or clothes that have been washed at a laundromat can attract them to your home. Moreover, bedbugs are incredibly lazy and will stay in an environment that provides food. During warmer weather, they will seek shelter and a blood meal.
Another way to prevent bedbugs from entering your home is to cut the grass. The grass and weeds act as a host for bed bugs, so it’s important to remove them regularly. The lawn also contains fertilizer units that can harbor the bugs. Additionally, it is important to mow your lawn frequently to minimize the risk of infestation.
If you notice any signs of these bugs in your home, you should call a pest control service to come in and treat them. If you suspect that your home is infested with bed bugs, you should make sure to treat the infestation immediately.