Feeling a Little Itchy in Bed? BugMaster’s Tips to Protect You From Bed Bugs

200236712-001Feeling a little itchy? Recently a national pest control company released a ranking of the top 50 U.S. cities with the highest bed bug population and, unfortunately for them, Chicago tops the 2013 list. Chicago won the silver medal in this bed bug competition last year, but got more of the critters this year to take the cake.

While Mobile is not to be found on the scratchy-bed-list, bed bugs can be a plague that afflicts even the tidiest of sleepers. “Based on the diversity of cities on the list, we all need to be very cautious when we travel—whether it is business or pleasure, or to visit family, friends or vacation,” said Entomologist Ron Harrison, Ph.D. “We need to be vigilant wherever we are and take the proper precautions.”

How do you protect yourself from becoming the next victim of these tiny pests? The Sleep Academy has some suggestions:

  1.  Don’t put your travel bags on your bed. Your bag or purse has seen many surfaces that your bed doesn’t want to.
  2. BugMaster suggests using Catchmaster’s Bed Bug Travel Spray.
  3. When purchasing second-hand clothes or goods, wash them well and with hot water.
  4. It is safest to avoid buying used mattresses and pillows, but use your best judgment if you do purchase them.
  5. A mattress pad or memory foam mattress can make it harder for bed bugs to get inside of your mattress to make it a home, which means it can make it easier for you to get rid of them.

Bed bugs have been around for centuries, and although we humans may never embrace the species, we can take measures to manage them well enough to sleep soundly at night.

BugMaster is available to answer any questions about bed bugs, pest control, and DIY methods. Call BugMaster’s Mobile HQ, 251-66-4402, or BugMaster DIY, 251-626-6667.

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BugMaster Exterminator, Inc, located in Mobile and Baldwin County Alabama, is a locally owned and operated pest control, termite, and wildlife extraction company since 1975. And with over 40 years experience in the pest control industry we realize the importance of a company’s commitment to quality, professional personnel, proactive programs and innovative products. BugMaster complies with all relevant state required health and safety regulations. As required by the State of Alabama, we not only carry liability insurance, but we are also bonded. We offer our total satisfaction guarantee with your regularly scheduled treatments. BugMaster will make sure you the job is done right and thorough. Because we hold our company and our team to uncompromising standards of quality, we at BugMaster work collectively and personally to guarantee that your quality of service is the BEST in Mobile, Alabama and Baldwin County. BugMaster Specializes In: * Residential * AIB Facilities * Healthcare * Hospitality Industry * Food Service * Property Management * Retail * Municipal Transportation * Small Business * Schools/Universities * Manufacturing * Food & Beverage * Processing * Warehouse * Marine As the Premier pest control Provider for our area we at BugMaster can meet all your local and regional pest needs.
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One Response to Feeling a Little Itchy in Bed? BugMaster’s Tips to Protect You From Bed Bugs

  1. Everyone loves it when folks come together and share ideas.
    Great site, keep it up!

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