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BED BUGS IN LAS VEGAS AND PREVENTION TIPS

Bed Bugs

BED BUGS IN LAS VEGAS AND PREVENTION TIPS

After more than 50 years of virtual elimination in the United States bed bugs have made a huge comeback over the last decade – Las Vegas is no exception. These nocturnal pests come out of the mattress and the bedding to sink their teeth into sleeping humans and suck their blood. And they hitchhike on people, luggage and packages from one location to another. Also if you buy anything at a yard sale inspect the item before bringing it home.

Once bedbugs settle in your home they're very tough to stop. Bedbugs typically first install in sleeping areas, but they eventually move into closets, dressers, even behind picture frames. The key is to catch an infestation when it's relatively new -- which is easier said than done. In small numbers bedbugs are hard to spot- by the time you've had many itchy bites on your body, bed bugs already made themselves at home in your house for months.

To keep ahead of a possible infestation use the following steps to stop bedbugs in your home: 1. Get educated -Read up on bedbugs and how they spread. Know what the bites and the bugs look like. 2. Start snooping- When was the last time you turned over your mattress and inspected the underside? That's the first place you're likely to find bugs. Also take a look at the box springs, head boards, footboards and bed rails. Using white sheets for bedding can also help in finding blood spots.   

  1. Save a sample- If you think you see a bedbug, grab it with tweezers and put it in a small container with rubbing alcohol, or pick it up with clear tape then tape it to a piece of paper.
  2. When traveling keeping personal items and baggage away from the sleeping areas and elevated off the ground.   Inspecting mattresses box springs and headboards prior to sleeping in a hotel room.   Bites can take up to a couple of weeks to show themselves so just because you don’t see a bite while you are staying somewhere on vacation does not mean you are in the clear.   
  3. Upon returning home from a trip, inspect suitcases and other belongings before bringing them into the house. Wash all of your clothes - even those that have not been worn - in hot water to ensure that any bed bugs that may have made it that far are not placed into your drawers/closet.
  4. Call a professional pest control company.

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs. Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs. Get a quote now!

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