Moving to a new home is always a sheer joy. It causes excitement, especially for children. But the moving process is quite strenuous mostly for the adults. There are so many things to account for and much more information to process.
In this conundrum, you might end up ignoring something like the possibility of a bed-bug. Those tiny, blood-sucking creatures are the cause of extreme discomfort and poor sleep patterns. Though falling asleep might not be a challenge, initially after moving to a new home due to all the exhaustion. But with time you might notice changes in your sleep patterns and see rashes on your skin.
It is best to eliminate bed-bugs right from the start. To help you with the process, here are five tips from experts.
Check for the bugs – The experts at bed bug inspections Boise can get a fair idea of the bug infestation at your home. If you want to carry out your own inspection, look into the cracks and crevices on the walls and ceiling. The bugs can also be hiding in window sills. Any damp or moist area which has brown stains can be an indication of bed-bug infestation.
Throw away – Discard all the upholstery left by the previous occupant. Never use any such item. If you at all use anything like a curtain or a sofa that has not been used for some time, change the covers. Before putting new covers, spray the object liberally with bug repellents.
Wash all your belongings – Before you move to your new house, make sure you wash all your clothes and furniture covers. The things that are not easy to wash or clean go through heat treatment by an exterminator to make sure they do not carry any bed bug with them from your old place. Avoid using anything from the moving company.
Cartons – When we are in a hurry to move, we often neglect the need to buy new cartons. When we reuse old carton boxes then there are even more chances of carrying bed-bugs into the new home. Generally, the boxes are stored away in damp and dark places where bed-bugs grow easily. Inspect the cartons, even if they are new. Look at the seams to find bed-bugs.
Organize – Bags that are kept at your workplace or your child’s locker, should not find a way into your rooms. They have a high chance of getting infected with bugs as they are in public lockers. Also, try to wash them as frequently as you can. For drying use high heat settings as it also kills not just bugs but also many germs.
There is no running from bed-bugs even if you change house. To make sure, you do not suffer from bed-bug infestation, make sure you take the necessary precautions. If you are not sure about how serious the bug condition is at your home then take the help of an experienced exterminator.