- Check secondhand furniture, beds, and couches for any signs of bed bug infestation before bringing them home.
- Use a protective cover that encases mattresses and box springs to eliminate many hiding spots.
- Reduce clutter in your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.
Likewise, how do you prevent bed bugs from getting on your clothes?
Make sure the clothes for the next day are free of bed bugs.
- Take the clothes straight from the dryer and seal them in a plastic bag.
- When you come home, put your coat and other outerwear (like a hat and mittens) into a plastic bag right away, and seal it tightly. This way you won't have to put them in the dryer again.
Correspondingly, what is the main cause of bed bugs?
Bed bugs are blood-eating insects. They require blood to breed and blood meals to survive; but unlike mosquitoes, they can't fly to get to their food. This has given rise to the belief that bed bugs are drawn to filthy places; but filth and clutter are not the cause of bed bugs.
However, it is always good to stay watchful in the weeks following a bed bug infestation.
- Vacuum daily in the first few weeks. Throw out the vacuum bag immediately after cleaning.
- Don't change bedrooms.
- Seal your mattress.
- Keep an eye out.