Friday, September 14, 2012

What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs and Blankets

When you are ready to wrap up in your favorite blankets, the last thing you want to worry about is bed bugs. Prevention is the best way to keep these nasty creatures out of your resting space. Hygiene alone is not enough; barriers and specialized products are available and keep your bed a stress-free place of rest. Added precautions for special circumstances are easy and well worth the effort.

Prepare your mattress and bed frame by making your mattress a place bed bug clusters do not want to live. They love mattresses, so encase the mattress and the box spring with bug proof covers. You can find these products on line or near the allergy prevention products sold in bedding stores. Purchase a bug proof case for your blankets, and do not forget the pillow covers. Encasement products are also available for futons and other furniture as well. Many of these products are zippered and even waterproof. They may offer protection from more than just one type of bug. Dust mites and other irritants penetrate into bedding in the same way. Take it a step further and invest in bed bug interception products or make your own. They trap any bugs near the legs or base of the bed before they are able to climb under your bedding. If they are found in the traps, then it is a good idea to kick up your prevention measures and perhaps hire a professional exterminator. Frequent vacuuming with a HEPA filter is also helpful in keeping your home clean and free of bugs.

Enjoy a restful sleep when you take measures that protect your bedding and throw blankets from these nasty invaders. When you have new bedding, you have the best chance of preventing infestations. Proper hygiene, along with barrier products and traps, promise reliable protection.

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