Saturday, September 29, 2007

We all hate bedbugs

The title of this post is so true on so many levels. Bedbugs are becoming public enemy number one faster than a pig runs to eat. So how do you avoid becoming prey to these bugs that infest beds? Your first defense is knowledge. Learn as much as you can about the bug and the way to control them. Research, research, research. Then become proactive. If you are traveling be sure to inspect the room before you bring your bags in and accept the room as ok. Inspect the bedding thoroughly. If you have a child in school then check out the schoolbag every day. Do not buy used bedding of any kind, in fact, do not buy any kind of used bedroom furniture. I would even go so far as to say do not buy any used furniture at all. This is a very common way to invite bedbugs into your home! If you get a delivery of bedding, ask to check out the mattress or box spring before they bring it in. If you think you see anything that might resemble a bedbug then refuse the delivery. It's easier to fix a delivery problem then it is to fix a bedbug infestation. Being diligent and knowledgeable will cut the chances of become a victim in half, so start your research and become empowered!

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