7 tips to prevent bed bugs in your home

by Statcare Urgent Medical Care

Bedbugs are small insects that can infest homes and other structures.

  1. Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs. Check it regularly for holes.
  2. Check secondhand furniture for any signs of bed bugs before bringing it home.
  3. Reduce clutter in your home so they have fewer places to hide.
  4. Regularly wash and heat-dry your bed sheets, blankets, bedspreads and any clothing that touches the floor.
  5. Vacuum frequently to remove any successful hitchhikers.
  6. When staying in hotels, put your suitcases on luggage racks instead of the floor. Check the mattress and headboard for signs of bed bugs.
  7. Unpack directly into your washing machine after a trip and check your luggage carefully.