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What to do if Your Friends Have Bed Bugs

friends with bed bugsNothing can put a damper on a friendship quicker than a beg bug infestation. When these nasty critters infest one’s home, it can seem as if everyone around tries to steer clear of you. While these pests are annoying and disgusting, they are not the plague. Bed bugs prefer to live in clothing and furniture, and that is how they travel between host environments.

If your friend has had the unfortunate experience of an infestation, here are some tips to remember. To keep from getting them yourself and to help your friend in the process, this is what you will want to know. Call an expert if you notice beg bug signs, as this is the only way to get rid of these pests. Store bought applications work to a certain degree, but they do not guarantee complete extermination. Professional pest control specialists have the tools and experience needed to keep bed bugs at bay in the long-term.

Your Friend has Bed Bugs? What You Should Do:

  • When visiting your friend, do not sit on any furniture that may be infested.
  • Do not borrow clothes or any other materials that may contain bed bugs.
  • Wash your own clothing thoroughly in hot water and vacuum all floors to prevent the bed bugs from coming into your home.
  • Be there for your friend; having bed bugs is often a traumatic experience for most people. The best thing you can do is help rather than avoid them.
  • Inform your friend of the situation as soon as you notice beg bug signs (if they are unaware), and make sure they understand the importance of calling a professional exterminator.

Being a good friend to someone who has bed bugs means taking responsible prevention measures, as well as offering help during their time of need. Bed bugs live in clothing and furniture, so these are the areas to pay close attention to. They are also nocturnal animals, which means you do not want to spend the night (sleep on potentially infested furniture), as this can cause you to become the next host.

To prevent these pests from entering your home, it is important to remember to clean your clothes in hot water, as this will kill any pests that may be present. Ultimately, being there for your friend is the best thing you can do. If they are unable to afford an exterminator, consider helping them out in this regard.

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