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How to Prevent Bed Bugs From Spreading in Suffolk County & Nassau County

Finding bed bugs in your home, apartment, or dorm room is never a pleasant experience. While these pests are notorious for spreading like wildfire, there are still some steps you can take to keep them from moving into new areas—or worse, to your neighbors. To prevent bed bugs from spreading around your property, try these tips:

  • Do not move or throw out infested furniture
  • Use sealed plastic bags to transport infested items
  • Remove clutter and vacuum regularly
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How do Bed Bugs Spread?

In public, bed bugs spread from person to person by crawling across upholstered or fabric items. In our home, it’s pretty similar; they hitch a ride on infested mattresses, furniture, clothing, or other items. 

If you have an infestation, your first reaction might be to pull everything out of your bedroom so you can clean it thoroughly. Unfortunately, that could just cause the pests to spread all throughout your home. Resist the temptation to tear your room apart and instead carefully transport small items in tightly sealed plastic bags.

How Quickly Do Bed Bugs Spread?

A single bed bug can lay up to 12 eggs per day, which take about 10 days to hatch. While some insects reproduce much faster, the slow incubation period makes it challenging to tell if you’ve successfully gotten rid of all the bed bugs. In a lot of cases, people will kill off adult bed bugs and find relief for a few days, just for the eggs to hatch and the infestation to start all over again.

How to Stop the Spread of Bed Bugs

Managing a bed bug infestation isn’t easy, and the longer the infestation lasts, the harder it will be to get rid of. The best way to get rid of bed bugs and prevent them from spreading to new parts of the home is to contact a professional exterminator. Experts know how to contain and quickly eliminate infestations, so they are the most qualified to help you tackle a bed bug problem.

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