To prevent bed bug infestations, consumers need to be vigilant in assessing their surroundings. When returning from a trip, check your luggage, clothing, and other personal belongings.

BedBugs in Malaysia

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How do I know if I have Bed Bugs?

• Rusty-brown or black colored spots along the seams of a mattress or box spring are typically evidence of blood spots and fecal matter left by bed bugs.
•Check common areas where adult bed bugs prefer to hide, such as cracks, crevices, bed frames, baseboards, behind wall hangings and loose wallpaper, on upholstered furniture and drapery and around the seams and corners of mattresses and box springs. Bed Bugs prefer fabric, wood, and paper surfaces over plastic or metal.
•In heavy infestations, bed bugs can be found around and inside electrical outlets and in electronic devices, such as telephones, radios and televisions.

BedBug: Control

How can I get rid of Bed Bugs?

• Eliminate clutter throughout the dwelling reducing the number of bed bug hiding spots.
• Wash clothing and linens in hot water ( >120 degrees Fahrenheit) and dry on a hot setting.
• Enclose infested mattress and box springs in a zippered cover that is labeled “allergen rated”,“for dust mites”, or “for bed bugs” for at least one full year.
• Vacuum the area thoroughly and discard contents insealed trash bags.
• Pesticides labeled for use against bed bugs are available over the counter and may provide effective control. However, if the problem persists or if you’re dealing with a heavy infestation, it is recommendedthat you contact a licensed, professional pest control company to ensure effective treatment.
• Follow all recommended preparation guidelines provided by the pestcontrol company prior to each treatment.
• Since, bed bugs are difficult to control, you should plan on several treatments to eliminate an infestation. A zippered mattress cover can of the premises may be required to thoroughly control a widespread help protect against bed bugs bed bug infestation.
• DO NOT USE “Bug Bombs”. They will typically kill only a small number of bed bugs and will often cause the insects to migrate into adjacent dwelling units.

How can I prevent Bed Bugs?

• Do not bring discarded bed frames, mattresses, box springs, or upholstered furniture into your home.
• Carefully inspect used or rented furniture prior to bringing it intoyour home.
• When traveling, inspect the bed and furniture upon arrival. Keep suitcases off the floor and bed, and inspect them before you leave.
• Wash and dry all clothing thoroughly when you return home.
• Caulk and seal any cracks and crevices throughout your home.