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How to Prevent a Bed Bug Infestation

HOW TO PREVENT A BED BUG INFESTATION BED BUG FACTS AND FIGURES 1 IN 5 AMERICANS has either had a bed bug infestation at home or knows someone who has Bed bugs are found in all 50 states 3x BED BUGS ARE FOUND IN BOTH SANITARY AND UNSANITARY CONDITIONS Bed bug infestations are 3 times more likely to occur in urban areas than in rural ones Bed bugs can lay up to 5 eggs in a day and 500 in a lifetime Bed bugs can live 122° – in temperatures from almost 100°- 75° - GGGGE freezing up to 50° - 122° F * 25° - BED BUGS CAN SURVIVE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS 0° WITHOUT EATING BLOCKING BED BUG INFESTATIONS BE CAREFUL WITH WHAT YOU BRING INTO YOUR HOME Check any secondhand furniture you buy for signs of bed bugs Don't bring mattresses, couches, or box springs you find on the street into your home COVER YOUR MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING • Use a light-colored cover so any bugs are easy to see • Find a high-quality cover that resists tearing, and check it regularly for any holes REDUCE CLUTTER IN YOUR HOME Bed bugs love to hide in cluttered areas Cutting down on clutter gives bed bugs fewer places to live and hide BE CAUTIOUS WHEN YOU TRAVEL Check the mattress and headboard in hotel rooms for signs of bed bugs Unpack everything and wash it as soon as you get home, and check your suitcase for signs of bugs KNOW THE SIGNS OF A BED BUG INFESTATION Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown and about the size of an apple seed Blood stains, droppings, and eggs along the edges of a mattress are telltale signs of a bed bug problem CALL A PEST CONTROL COMPANY AT THE FIRST SIGN OF INFESTATION Waiting to call pest control will only make the infestation worse The professionals have the tools and experience needed to eliminate your bed bug problem for good Infographic provided by: Sources: tor/bed-bug-guide.pdf day-healthy-living/safety/prevent-bed-bugs-quick-tips ry-of-bed-bugs/bed-bug-facts-statistics/ sics/bed-bug-myths.shtml BURNS PET LIMINATION Burns Pest Elimination Tucson ---------- ----------

How to Prevent a Bed Bug Infestation

shared by BrittSE on Dec 18
Blood stains, droppings, and eggs along the edges of a mattress are all signs of a bed bug infestation. If you notice any of these signs, you should immediately contact pest control. Waiting to call ...


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