The best way to avoid a bedbug infestation is to stay away from areas that possibly have one, and this list is indeed a long one! However, even if you manage this, it is possible that visitors to your home carry a few bedbugs on them unknowingly and then deposit them in your house!
It is indeed a scary proposition that bedbugs can invade your space so easily, but this is how prevalent their spread is in today’s urban environment. The high concentration of humans in one location leads bedbugs into finding more hosts for their need of blood, and this in turn results in faster reproduction.
So are there any practical tips that actually help you in avoiding bedbugs? Well, there are a few precautionary measures you can take to keep a possible infestation away. Here they are!
If your home is free from bedbugs, you would surely love to keep it that way. One way to ensure this is that whenever you visit a public place like an auditorium, hotel or bus station or even the airport, you need to make sure that you are not carrying any bugs home. Depositing your clothes in an isolated place and checking them for bugs is always a good idea.
Even when you travel in the bus or even a taxi, it is possible that you might pick up some stray bedbugs, or even some that have made these vehicles their home, so make sure you repeat the procedure when you have used public transport too.
One surefire way to avoid bedbugs is to avoid clutter. The more clutter you have, the more hiding places you are offering these bugs. Without clutter, you would be able to detect these nasty insects quite easily, thus avoiding a full-fledged infestation.