Monday, March 7, 2011

Bed Bugs and Clutter

I have read some comments recently that say clutter in bedrooms causes bed bugs and I recently spoke to a customer asking advice on how to get rid of bed bugs, she asked whether they should remove the 'loads of stuff' in their bedroom.

Clutter does not cause bed bugs, but if a bedroom is cluttered there are likely to be many more places for bed bugs to hide and should bed bugs be brought into the room eradication is going to be more difficult.

A lot of 'stuff' (furniture, boxes, clothes, lamps, and objects of all sorts) provide more places for bed bugs to hide. Also, when treating for bed bugs the clutter will make examination and treatment more time consuming as each thing will have to be checked and treated. There is also an increased likelihood of transporting bed bugs from room to room on or in the 'stuff'.

So, if you are treating for bed bugs, take care not to transport bed bugs from the room to other places. Carefully check all objects before removing them from the affected room. Bag and freeze or treat with NO Bed Bugs spray if necessary.

If you are at risk from bed bugs, clear away clutter that might provide hiding places for bed bugs. Seal and fill cracks and crevices where bed bugs might find shelter, taking care not to leave spaces where they can hide more difficult to treat.

The same can be said for treatment and prevention of other crawling insect pests such as cockroaches, fleas and ants.

Make life easier and clear the clutter.

A bed bug walks into the blood bank to make a withdrawal.

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