Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate, but prevention is always better than cure. It is imperative to take care of your home and avoid letting guests over for hours, days, or weeks. Keeping your home clean and disinfected is also necessary to avoid an infestation. You should also avoid bringing in items from another person’s home into your own. This includes gadgets, clothes, and toys. When you visit a friend or family member’s home, always change into new clothes when you enter their home. If you do not want to risk bringing home bed bugs, you should wash and dry your old clothes at high temperatures.
It is important to inform family and friends of the presence of bedbugs in the home. If you discover bedbug bites on you or a family member, contact a physician right away. If you notice any swelling or shortness of breath, you should immediately go to the emergency room.
If you have a close friend with a bedbug infestation, you should place his/her belongings in a separate quarantine area. Before you invite guests into your home, you should first treat the home for bed bugs. If you suspect that you have an infestation, you should avoid hosting parties and guests for at least a year. During this time, you should also clean your home thoroughly and put all belongings into a quarantine area. When guests leave, you should inspect the home and vacuum all items. Also, you should wash clothes at 140 degrees Fahrenheit.