Bed Bug Prevention
Are YOU checking for bed bugs?
Signs you have bed bugs:
- Casings or shedded skin (bed bugs shed their skin 5 times before they are full grown)
- Blood stains or smears on sheets
- Fecal matter and small white eggs
- Bed bugs themselves (you are more likely to see a dead bed bug than a live one)
Where do bed bugs hide?
- In cracks/crevices in protected locations near a food source
- Along the seams/tufts of mattresses or box springs
- Bed frames, headboards and other bedroom furniture
- Cracked woodwork and recessed screw holes
- Upholstered chairs and sofas, especially when used for sleeping
- Under the edges of wall-to-wall-carpeting
- Under loose wallpaper
- Anywhere they can hide during the day without being disturbed
Checking for bed bugs:The best way to prevent bed bug infestation is to catch them early, before they have time to multiply and spread. Start a simple, daily monitoring program using Bed Bug ALERT Monitors. This will give you a head start when you do have bed bugs and peace of mind when you don't have bed bugs.
Bed Bug ALERT Monitors:
These thin plastic devices help you identify the presence of bed bugs before an infestation takes hold. The attractant gel inside lures and traps bed bugs for easy detection.
Insert Bed Bug ALERT Monitors strategically in the areas where you know bed bugs can hide. Place a monitor in your bed near the seam or the headboard. Affix one under the bed frame. Slip one in between couch cushions. Put a monitor in your luggage when you travel. Keep an eye on nursing home beds where an elderly relative lives. Bed Bug ALERT Monitors are a safe, discreet, easy way to check for bed bugs daily.