How to Prevent Bed Bugs in Your Home

Your bed is one place where you should feel comfortable, however, bed bugs are great hitchhikers and can easily take over your bed! Luckily, there are a few easy tips that can prevent infestations so your bed can remain your cosy little haven!

Here’s how you can prevent bed bugs in your home.

Be mindful of what you’re bringing into your bedroom

Bed bugs do not just appear out of nowhere. In many cases, they will make their way into your home by clinging on to furniture, luggage, bedding and old items. If you’re going to bring second-hand items home then make sure they are thoroughly cleaned before you use them and never place suitcases directly on your bed when returning from a trip.

Keep your bed clean

Unfortunately, bed bugs can be very hard to spot so to avoid infestations going unnoticed or starting at all, keep your bed clean. It’s a good idea to vacuum your mattress regularly (although make sure you empty and clean the vacuum if you do have an infestation as you may transfer the eggs) and invest in a mattress protector too.

Reduce clutter

If your home is full of clutter then you’re only giving bedbugs more places to hide. Keep clutter at bay by emptying your household bins before they start to pile up, don’t let items lay around on the floor and generally keep your home as tidy as you can. It’s much harder to monitor for the presence of bed bugs if you can’t get to items or easily move them around so always keep clutter at bay.

When travelling store your clothes carefully

With the number of people coming in and out of hotels, they can be a real hotspot for bed bugs. A top tip to bear in mind is to hang your clothes instead of folding them in drawers as they can often be hidden in these spaces!

At Copley Pest Solutions UK, we’re experienced in dealing with bed bugs. If you spot signs of an infestation in your home, our professional team will assess the severity of the case and find a solution. We also specialise in commercial bed bug problems so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.