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How to Prevent Bed Bugs From Spreading

Watch more Insects, Rodents, & Other Pesky Creatures videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to prevent bed bugs from taking over your home by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Examine your home Examine your home to determine where bed bugs are hiding. Bed bugs live in warm places, like mattresses, sofa seams, and narrow crevices and cracks. Tip Areas that are infested with bed bugs are marked by dark spotting. Step 2: Clean your home Thoroughly clean your home. Get rid of clutter to give the bugs fewer places to hide. Vacuum and wash clothing and blankets in extremely hot water. Tip Have delicates dry-cleaned. Step 3: Cover your mattress Cover your mattress with a plastic cover. While bed bugs invade many areas, they mostly congregate in mattresses. Covering your mattress will prevent bed bugs from leaving or entering the area. Step 4: Steam clean furniture Steam-clean your furniture. Extreme heat is a great way to rid your home of bed bugs. Step 5: Call an exterminator Call an exterminator. Successful termination of bed bugs requires detailed knowledge of their biology and hiding places. Exterminators know effective strategies to safely control bed bugs. Did You Know? In the 1990s, archaeologists found fossilized bed bugs while excavating a 3,500 year old site in Egypt.
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