Preventing a Bed Bug Infestation

How Can I Stop a Bed Bug Infestation?

  • Wash sheets and clothing in the hottest water the fabric can stand or place in a dryer for at least 90 minutes, set on high heat.
  • Thoroughly clean infested rooms throughout the residence.  Use a stiff brush to scrub the infested surfaces and dislodge any eggs present. Then, immediately run over the area with a powerful vacuum.
  • Inspect and clean any small spots where bed bugs could hide, including the drawers of desks and dressers.
  • To limit places where bed bugs can hide, try reducing clutter throughout the home.
  • Vacuum your mattress, paying attention to tucks and seams.
  • Immediately after vacuuming, tightly seal the contents of the vacuum in a plastic garbage bag and remove it from your home. Secure the bag inside an outdoor trash receptacle.
  • Seal your mattress in a bed bug proof encasement mattress and box spring cover.
  • It may be tempting to throw affected furniture away, but before you jump the gun, consult Pronto Pest to see if the furniture can be treated. When throwing out infested furniture, do so responsibly. Put signs on the furniture to make sure no-one decides to pick it up and bring the infestation home with them.

Do I have a bed bug infestation?

Bed bugs tend to hide during the day, coming out at night to feed on sleeping hosts. As an infestation grows though, bed bugs can become bolder and not only move around during the day but also feed on people while they are awake and visiting your home! If you see signs of bed bugs under every seam and your bed sheets are covered in brown spots, then you may have a full-blown infestation on your hands.

I have an infestation! What do I do?

Do not delay another minute. Contact Pronto Pest immediately. If you are outside of Michigan look for a local exterminator that specializes in bed bug identification and removal. We will get our service techs out to your property as soon as possible to help you regain control and eliminate all traces of these pests.