If you’re trying to decide whether to buy a new bed or to use used furniture, you should know what causes bed bugs. These pests live in dark environments and can be easily spread through clothing and other materials. If you buy used furniture, make sure to check for bedbugs before purchasing it. Luckily, most people do not notice the bites until they’re already infested. There are several ways to tell if you’ve been bitten by a bug, including a flashlight.
First, check the area around the infected bed or mattress. You should also clean the surrounding area. Wash bedding on the highest temperature possible and replace it as soon as possible. If you’ve spotted them on furniture or mattresses, call an exterminator immediately. Using a vacuum will help you get rid of them quickly. If you’ve already bought secondhand furniture, inspect it thoroughly and make sure it’s bug-free.
Secondly, try to keep your furniture clean and dry. Infested items should be disposed of immediately. Likewise, discarded clothing should be cleaned as soon as possible. You can also use plastic wraps on clothes and bedding to prevent the bugs from spreading. You can also mark or deface your belongings so they are less likely to be picked up. This will discourage pickpockets from removing them and will limit the spread of the pests.
If you think you have bed bugs and are in the Phoenix AZ metro area contact Budget Bed Bug Control for help