Prevent Bed Bugs

Avoiding Infestations

The most crucial first step to avoiding infestations of bed bugs is to not allow them into your home to begin with.  Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Travel and the purchase of used or second hand furniture and/or bedding are still among the most likely ways to introduce bed bugs. It is far easier to avoid purchasing used items than it is to eliminate travel. However there are many steps that can be taken during travel to minimize the likelihood of staying in a bed bug infested environment or bringing bed bugs home with you.
  • Bed bugs are elusive creatures. Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation. Check your bedsheets for tell-tale blood spots.

beginning-stages-of-a-bed-bug-infestationIdentifying Warning Signs

The most likely time when you will be introduced to bed bugs that might follow you back home is while traveling. For this reason it is important to be able to recognize the signs of a bed bug infestation and keep yourself out of trouble’s way. Some important things to look for:

  • Bed bugs tend to be found around beds, including mattresses, bed frames, and bed feces-and-blood-marks-from-bed-bugsclothes.
  • Blood marks, dark fecal spots, eggs, and egg shell casings
  • Bed bugs prefer to cluster together, look for clumps of them


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1320 NE 60th Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
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