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Pest Prevention: How to Keep Bedbugs out of Your Kids’ Beds

It is very difficult to deal with a bedbug infestation in your home. The worst part is worrying that your children are going to wind up bitten by these pests. The good news is that you can prevent the infestation from happening. You just need to take the proper precautions in their playroom and bedroom. Use the following prevention tips to keep the bedbugs out of their beds.

Reduce the Clutter in Their Bedroom

It is no secret that children accumulate a lot of clothes, toys and games in their bedroom. The clutter gives bedbugs a place to hide and reproduce. You can stay ahead of the bedbugs by clearing the clutter before they even show up. Get rid of the items that are damaged or never used, and organize the rest of their belongings in plastic bins with lids. This way, bedbugs do not have a place to hide in their bedroom.

Use a Protective Mattress Cover

Bedbugs that make it into their bedroom are going to hide in their mattress, which is why they are called bedbugs. You can prevent them from reaching the mattress by investing in a high-quality cover. It is designed to keep bedbugs from hiding in the mattress, and it comes in a light color for spotting the bedbugs that are trying to hide. This allows you to find and remove the bedbugs before they can bite your child.

Be Careful in Shared Laundry Facilities

If you need to use a shared laundry facility, be careful not to bring any bedbugs home with you. Use plastic bags to transport your items to and from the facility. It is best to place your items from the dryer right into the bag to prevent picking up any strays. You can fold your laundry in the comfort of your own home. If you do have an infestation, use a new bag when transporting the items home from the facility.

Call in a Pest Control Specialist

You do not have to panic if you discover a bedbug in your home. All you have to do is call in a pest control specialist to take care of the problem. The specialist works hard to keep a few bedbugs from turning into an infestation. If you already have an infestation, your specialist uses certain products to remove the pests. They can also provide tips for preventing bedbugs.

It is very important to prevent bedbugs before you wind up spending money to remove an infestation. The proper precautions ensure your children can sleep without letting the bedbugs bite.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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