Bedbugs are pesky little insects that can infest your home, leading to itchy bites and sleepless nights.

Bedbugs

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Preventing bedbug infestations is essential to maintaining a clean and comfortable living space.

In this article, we’ll discuss five simple and practical ways to keep these unwanted guests at bay.

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1. Reduce Clutter

A great way to prevent most pest problems is to reduce the number of hiding spaces.

We recommend avoiding storing items under the bed and storing anything you are not using in plastic containers.

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2. Be Cautious When Traveling

Bedbugs often hitch a ride on your luggage when you travel. To prevent bringing them home, be cautious.

Inspect your hotel room or where you’ll be staying for any signs of bedbugs, such as dark spots on the mattress.

Keep your luggage off the floor. When you return home, wash your clothes in hot water and thoroughly inspect your luggage for any unwelcome stowaways.

3. Protect Your Mattress

Use a protective cover for your mattress and box springs to reduce the potential hiding spots for bed bugs.

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Plain, light-colored mattress covers can make it easier to spot bedbugs. Look for covers pretreated with pesticides for additional protection.

4. Inspect Secondhand Furniture

One common way bedbugs sneak into homes is through used furniture.

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If you’re buying or bringing home secondhand items like sofas, mattresses, or chairs, give them a thorough inspection.

5. Educate Yourself

Knowledge is your best defense against bedbugs. Learn about the signs of bedbug infestations and how to identify them.

Keep an eye out for any unusual bites or itchy spots on your skin. Early detection can help prevent a small issue from turning into a big problem.

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