Bed Bugs Make For Lousy Roommates

April 21st, 2011
by Carrie

BED BUGS MAKE FOR LOUSY ROOMMATES

It’s not about cleanliness, hygiene, income or what neighbourhood you live in. Bed Bugs can be found in five-star hotels, Office buildings and even multi-million dollar condos.

Bed bugs have a one-year life span during which time a Female can lay 200-400 eggs depending on food supply and temperature. Bed bugs can survive up to a year without feeding. Both male and female bugs bite and feed at night on human blood.

Regular house cleaning, including vacuuming and steam cleaning your mattress, can help to prevent an infestation. Clean up clutter to help reduce the number of places bed bugs can hide. Wash bed linens frequently in hot water and avoid buying used furniture or clothes. Learn more about Bed Bugs.

Used Cardboard Moving Boxes = Bed Bugs

If you have undertaken the great box hunt prior to moving day and brought home a bunch of used cardboard boxes from local retail stores or grocers think of how they may have been used. Many boxes may have contained food items including unwrapped produce for storage. Most boxes left untouched and undisturbed for long periods of time or shipped from other countries.

Bed bugs, cockroaches, spiders, are just a small list of the different pests that often call cardboard boxes their homes.
Paper and cardboard are easy materials for bugs to work their way through by chewing, nesting and laying eggs, especially, in the corrugated ripples of cardboard boxes.

There is a cleaner way to move, It’s Your Move, equipment rentals and supplies takes cleanliness seriously. It’s Your Move packing crates are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each use. Pack with peace of mind knowing that your belongings are being moved free of unwanted visitors.

Moving Day Bed Bug Tips

Before you move into your new home, have a professional pest control company treat it.

Seal and caulk around pipes or plumbing inside cupboards leading to adjacent suites (the bug highway) as Bed Bugs can travel along them into your suite.

Rent a steam machine and steam clean your carpets and use a hand held steamer on both sides of your mattress and clothing. Wash your Bed Linens bed covers and towels in hot water.

Have your Pet bathed For more information visit Health Canada

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