Prevention Tips

Bed Bugs – Reduce Clutter, Vacuum and Use Mattress Covers

  • There are a number of things you can do to make it more difficult for bed bugs to infest your bed.
  • Vacuum your bedroom often, particularly the area around the bed and the bed itself.
  • Reduce clutter. Don’t keep piles of clothes, boxes, toys, shoes, etc. on the floor, under the bed, or in closets. They provide hiding places for bed bugs.
  • Buy bed bug proof mattress covers (encasements) and put them on your mattresses and box springs. The encasements trap any bed bugs hidden inside the mattress and box spring so that they can’t come out and bite. They will eventually die.
  • The encasements also prevent any new bugs from finding hiding places in your mattresses and box springs.
  • You can purchase encasements online or from pest control supply companies and medical supply stores. Prices range from $25 to over $95 each depending on their quality, size, and thickness. Choose encasements specially designed to protect against bed bugs.

We sell inexpensive Bed Bug encasements and services in Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA.

  • Use bed bug interceptors on your bed. These are small traps which will trap/contain bed bugs prior to getting to your mattress and we sell them at our Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA locations.
  • Pull your bed a couple of inches away from the wall so that it is not touching the wall.
  • Regularly inspect bed frames and the seams in your mattresses and box springs.
  • Do not scavenge mattresses, beds, or other furniture that others have thrown away. Carefully inspect used furniture, rental furniture, used luggage, and other used items before bringing them into your home.