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The Truth about Bed Bugs

In recent years, bed bugs have resurged in numbers, spreading through hotels and homes across the country. However, most people know little about these pests and how they spread from one building to another. Continue reading to learn a few important facts about bed bugs and how to prevent them so you can get a good night’s rest —with no bed bug bites.

Bed Bugs Travel Well

You may have wondered how bed bugs spread so easily—the answer is that they are experts when it comes to travelling. Bed bugs can easily survive in suitcases, backpacks, and even shoes and clothing. These pests have a tendency to crawl into and hide in any crevices they can find, so many people transport them from a public place such as a hotel room, bus, or store to their own homes without even knowing it.

Bed Bugs Can Survive in Any Home

While bed bugs may be associated with uncleanliness, they can thrive in any home where they are able to feed and hide, no matter how clean that home is. Having a cluttered home may make it easier for bed bugs to increase in number, but they are experts at hiding, so even a clean home may become infested.

You Can Take Steps to Avoid Bed Bug Infestations

The good news is that there are steps you can take to help prevent a bed bug infestation. When you visit hotels, keep your suitcase on the provided rack, and avoid piling clothes on the floor or bed. Check the crevices of the bed for signs of bed bugs, and leave if you find evidence of these pests. If you have been somewhere that you know has bed bugs, disinfect any clothes, shoes, and luggage before bringing it into your home. Do not purchase used mattresses , and carefully inspect used furniture before moving it into your home.

Bed bugs are a nuisance, but you can rest easy when you shop at The Mattress Superstore in Lake Elmo, MN. The Mattress Superstore carries a wide range of name-brand mattresses, so it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for when you shop there. For more information, call (651) 348-8600 today.

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