Bed bugs can be a huge problem for homeowners in Omaha and the surrounding areas, and if you think you might have a bed bug issue, you should take action as soon as possible. As they thrive in temperate environments, there is a range of different places in most homes where they can hide which, can make these little pests more challenging to keep track of. However, armed with the right knowledge from our pest control experts at Genie Pest Control, you can successfully keep your home bed bug free.
Contrary to what their name might suggest, bed bugs are not found exclusively in your bed and will hide out anywhere that offers them the right conditions to live. There are certain areas of your home that are particularly attractive to bed bugs that will help you identify a potential infestation. With the right approach, you can take steps to ensure that these nasty little pests don’t invade your home and keep bed bugs at bay.
Cover Up Power Outlets
Bed bugs can measure anywhere from .09 inches to 0.18 inches, making it easy for them to hide in the smallest of places. These little pests have been known to hide in power outlets to avoid detection and extermination. In fact, when there is a large infestation, they can travel through your walls using your electrical outlets. Our pest control technicians advise covering your outlets with a plastic cover.
Vacuum Your Floors Regularly
Bed bugs are drawn to carpet, so it’s essential that you vacuum your floors regularly to be sure that you keep your home free of bed bugs. If you are aware of a bed bug problem in your home and you are trying to remove the bed bugs, it’s best to dispose of the vacuum bag in a sealed trash bag to stop them from escaping and returning to your home.
Take The Time To Declutter
At Genie Pest Control, we understand that clutter builds up over time. However, the more clutter you have scattered throughout your home, the more potential place that bed bugs have to hide. Begin by removing clutter that is particularly close to your walls as bed bugs particularly enjoy hanging out near your baseboards. Keep your things organized and neat, and you will have fewer problems with bed bugs going forward.
Pack Your Clothing Properly
If you are going on a trip, you need to take measures to ensure that you don’t bring bed bugs back with you. Bed bugs are commonly transferred to homes around the country from hotels ad other accommodations. Consider packing your clothes into sealed bags to prevent bed bugs from gaining access.
Use A Mattress Cover
To keep your mattress from getting infested with bed bugs, our team at Genie Pest Control recommend that you use a mattress cover. Choose a casing with a zip that can be closed completely, and that is made from high-quality materials; you avoid it tearing, which will give the bed bugs an easy way to get in.
Check Your Furniture
All types of furniture are attractive to bed bugs, and it is vital that you check them for signs of bed bugs from time to time. Bed bug droppings look like small dark-colored dots and are a clear giveaway that you might have a bed bug issue. If you are buying used furniture, pay particular attention to any cracks or breaks in the furniture before you buy.
Seal Any Cracks You Find
As our bed bug removal experts at Genie Pest Control will tell you, keeping bed bugs out of your home starts with stopping them from gaining access in the first place. Inspect the walls of your home carefully and seal any cracks that you discover with silicone caulk. Pay close attention to the areas around your doors and windows, including window screens, if you have them installed.
Let The Professionals Do What They Do Best
With so many different ways for bed bugs to gain access to your home, whether it’s on your pets, in other pests, clothing, luggage, and even in public places, keeping them out isn’t always easy. However, if you feel that bed bugs have found their way into your home, you should call our bed bug extermination experts at Genie Pest Control as soon as possible. With our vast experience and pest knowledge, we will be able to eliminate the bed bugs from your home before they infest your home any further.
Get in touch with our team at Genie Pest Control today and let us help you to rid your home of bed bugs and advise you how to stop them from returning again.