How to Protect Your Family from Bed Bugs
Updated: Aug 6
Bed bugs are known for hitching a ride on you or your belongings. They can move from an infested place to your home by traveling on your clothes, furniture, luggage, and bedding.
Although bed bugs typically feed every 5 to 10 days, bed bugs can live for several months without a food source, so killing them is a little more complicated than just moving to another room for a few days.
A few precautions to help protect your home from a bed bug infestation:
If possible, avoid secondhand furniture. If you do purchase secondhand furniture, inspect the furniture for signs of bed bugs BEFORE bringing it home. Look in any cracks or crevices and any other place a little bug or egg can hide. Also, keep an eye out for any brown spotting which is also a sign of bed bugs. If you still feel uneasy about checking yourself call us and we can have a technician look for you.
Buy encasements for all mattresses and box springs in the house. Encasements not only trap bed bugs so they eventually die, but they also protect your mattress and prevent bed bugs from making your bed home. *Be sure to regularly check your encasements for holes.
Reducing clutter in your home will also reduce any hiding places for bed bugs.
Buy bed bug monitors and place them under the beds and couches in your home and check them weekly. Alaska Pest Management sells bed bug monitors, so give us a call and we can help you out.
Schedule a free consultation. If you think you might have bed bugs, let us help you make sure.
Taking Control of Bed Bugs in Alaska
As you probably know, bed bugs in Alaska are difficult to get rid of. But the professionals here at Alaska Pest Management have developed a service that is highly effective at resolving bed bug issues. If or when these blood-eating creatures get into your home or business in Alaska, you can be confident our bed bug technicians will exterminate them. Our team will also provide you with a long term plan to keep bed bugs away and controlled. For a business, this service is essential for providing a bug-free environment for your staff and customers.
If you have more questions that were not directly answered above, we would love to hear from you! Our team can help you get a comprehensive solution for your bed bug issues.