DIY: Home made bed bug prevention

Mattress bed bugs infested

Bed bugs crawling on the corner of a mattress

Once you’ve got bed bugs, we don’t recommend taking things into your own hands. That’s why exterminators were invented.

But what can you do to prevent bed bugs at home before that happens?

Here are some quick and easy steps typically recommended by bed bug professionals:

  1. Make sure your bed is not touching the wall
  2.  Remove excess clutter from your apartment or wall
  3.  If your neighbor has bed bugs, make sure to get your apartment checked out too (p.s. This is a new law about adjacent apartments in NY state!)
  4. Keep personal items like purses off of the floor, especially in public areas.
  5. Make a moat to protect your bed! Putting some talcom powder in a plastic bowl can prevent bed bugs from being able to climb onto your bed.
  6. Encase, just in case! Buy clothing and mattress protectors that are certified bed bug proof, to ensure that bed bugs cannot bite through.
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  • Bed Bug Protectors  On May 27, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Hey i had faced this bug problems and this product is really effective.

  • Prevent Bed Bugs Blogger  On May 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I have found that the best way to prevent bed bugs has been to have mattress and sheet protectors that prevent bed bugs. Surprisingly these are comfortable, and very effective. Thanks for the blog!

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