Bedbugs are nasty insects that will invade your home and make your life miserable. When you have a bedbug infestation, you probably won't notice the warning signs until the invasion is in full swing. At that point, getting rid of your unwelcome guests will be much harder, and many people feel lost when it comes to finding a solution. The good news is that you can reduce the risk of bedbugs by following the right plan. First, you must understand how the creatures get into your home so that you can keep them away. You will then need to learn how to inspect your home for signs of bedbug activity.

How Bedbugs Get Inside

Learning how bedbugs manage to get inside of homes and businesses is a great first step for anyone who would like to reduce the threat. Those who travel on a regular basis are the most at risk because bedbugs are common in hotels. If a hotel room has bedbugs, they won't waste any time when it comes to getting inside of your clothes and bags, and when you get home, they will find a place to hide, creating a new nest. But if you have friends or family members who have bedbugs, one visit from them is enough to start an infestation.

Bedbug Prevention

Knowing how bedbugs find their way into your home is only the start when your goal is to safeguard yourself and your property, and you will want to be proactive in keeping them away if you would like to avoid encountering any problems. When you travel, inspect the mattress and furniture of your room for signs of the pests. Rather than placing your belongings on the ground or bed, keep them in your bag, and you can place everything in the bathroom. Before you return home, place all of your clothes in a plastic bag until you put them in the dryer for at least an hour because being exposed to intense heat is not something that bedbugs can survive. If you think that you are at risk, then consider placing a few traps at the bottom of your bed posts to prevent bedbugs from getting into your bed. Although these steps can work wonders to keep you safe, they won't always be able to stop bedbugs from coming into your home. 

We Can Help

If you have a bedbug problem in your home, it's important you take action as quickly as possible. Catching the invasion in the early stages is critical when it comes to containing the situation. If you think that you have been exposed to bedbugs, contact Harbor Pest Control right away. With expert knowledge and friendly service, the team will do what it takes to rid your home of the problem for good.