How To Keep Bed Bugs Away, According To Experts

Regularly check your mattress, box spring, and bed frame for signs of bed bugs, such as small reddish-brown bugs, shed exoskeletons, or tiny dark spots

Regularly Inspect Your Living Space

Bed bugs cannot penetrate or escape your mattress and box spring with specially constructed encasements. Encasements should be zippered and sealed.

Encase Your Mattress

Minimize the number of items stored under your bed and in closets to make it easier to spot any potential infestations.

Declutter Your Living Space

Check hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs before unpacking. Inspect the mattress seams, headboard, and nearby furniture.

Be Cautious When Traveling

Wash your clothing and bedding in hot water and dry them on the hottest setting for at least 30 minutes to kill any potential bed bugs.

Launder And Dry Clothing

Inspect secondhand furniture thoroughly before bringing it into your home.Consider treating used furniture with heat or insecticides before use.

Used Furniture

Seal any cracks, crevices, or gaps in walls, baseboards, and furniture where bed bugs can hide using caulk or sealant.

Seal Cracks And Crevices

Vacuum your living space frequently, especially around sleeping areas, and dispose of the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag.

Vacuum Regularly

Swipe Up To See More Stories