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PREVENTION TIPS FOR BED BUGS IN LAS VEGAS

Bed Bugs

PREVENTION TIPS FOR BED BUGS IN LAS VEGAS

For over 50 years of virtual elimination in the United States we now are seeing  bedbugs making a comeback across the country – Las Vegas included – in the last six years. These nocturnal pests come out of the mattress and the bedding to sink their teeth into sleeping humans and suck their blood. They hitchhike on people from one location to another.

Once bedbugs settle into an environment, 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, and by the time you've got rows or clusters of itchy bites on your body, they've been making 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. 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 to find 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 – it’s also a good idea to put your luggage in garbage bags.  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 putting them away and 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 came home with you are eliminated.
  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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