Bedbugs are one of the most feared pests, and recent pandemics have made it easier than ever to accidentally introduce them into your home. The time required for bedbug treatment is not something you want to deal with this summer. This is why the exterminators at Arab Termite and Pest Control of Cincinnati in Ohio want to share several tips to protect your home from an infestation.
3 Tips to Protect Your Home From Bedbugs
1. Check Secondhand Items
Purchasing clothing, furniture, and other items from secondhand or thrift stores is an amazing way to find deals and save money. However, they might contain bedbugs from previous owners, which is why it’s imperative to do a comprehensive inspection before bringing items into your home. Examine all sides, as well as creases and interiors, as bedbugs can hide and breed in extremely small spaces.
2. Seal Your Home
Bedbugs will sometimes enter your home through cracks and crevices around baseboards, doors, and windows. Summer is the perfect time to do a complete inspection, either by yourself or with a bedbug treatment professional. Seal all spaces with caulk and add sweeps to the bottoms of your doors to block entry.
3. Check Personal Items After Vacations
Vacations are a quintessential part of the summer. Unfortunately, hotels are one of the easiest places to accidentally pick up bedbugs and bring them home. Before leaving the hotel, check your bags, personal items, and anything else you’ve brought with you. This is important to do even before you enter your car. If you find anything suspicious, either dispose of or clean the item, which will ensure you don’t bring bedbugs back home.
If you require bedbug treatment, turn to the professionals at Arab Termite and Pest Control of Cincinnati. They offer comprehensive pest control services, including insect and rodent removal, and an exterminator will work with you to ensure your home is protected. Call (513) 385-3430 today to schedule an inspection, and visit their website to learn more about their services.