The holidays are officially over, which means it’s time to start packing up the Christmas decorations and do a deep clean of your home. Whether you had out-of-town guests visiting during the holidays, you hosted festive parties, or you still have stacks of gift boxes and wrapping paper left out, it’s time to get your home in order. Deep cleaning your home and eliminating clutter is one of the first-defenses against a common pest that is on the rise here in Colorado: bed bugs.
As Denver’s Top Rated Local® bed bug heat treatment team, the helpful folks at A2B Solutions have some after holiday cleaning tips that can help you check for bed bugs and remove potential hiding spots. If you think you have a bed bug infestation, give us a call to schedule a bed bug inspection. In the meantime, use these helpful hints to guide you during your holiday cleanup.
After-Holiday Cleaning Tips to Help Prevent Bed Bugs
Deep Clean Bedding
This is especially important if you had out-of-town guests visiting for the holidays. Bed bugs typically hide in the creases of mattresses, putting them in close contact with their food source: your blood. Inspect every bed in your home from end-to-end and top-to-bottom, looking for any signs of bed bugs. Wash all your bedding thoroughly and dry on high heat for at least 30 minutes, which can help kill any bed bugs clinging to bedding that you didn’t see. Common bed bug signs on bedding and mattresses might include:
- Cast outer shells after molting
- Dark spots on the mattress, bedding, and/or walls
- Dark brown or rusty red spots (fecal matter)
Clean Dark, Hidden Spaces
We often put those places that we don’t use regularly — or don’t see — out of our minds when performing regular cleaning chores. There’s no better time than now to pull furniture away from the walls to vacuum underneath them, around the baseboards, and along the backside of the furniture. These areas are often prime hiding places for bed bugs, so cleaning these areas gives you the chance to inspect them for signs of bed bugs.
Clear Away Clutter
Clutter is bound to build up during and after the holidays. The last thing you want to do is give bed bugs an extra place to hide in your home. Take advantage of the time you’re spending taking down decorations and putting things away to clear away any and all clutter. If you still have a pile of boxes stacked in the spare bedroom from last year’s move, now’s the perfect chance to go through it and either get rid of it or store it.
Get A Bed Bug Inspection
If you have found possible evidence of bed bugs during your cleaning project, a bed bug inspection is the next step you should take. Rather than scouring the internet for hours searching “bed bug exterminator near me” or “bed bug removal near me,” contact A2B Solutions instead. We’re a Top Rated Local® bed bug removal company with the only solution for completely eliminating bed bugs: triple-action heat. We provide folks in Denver with the safest, most effective bed bug treatments that are not chemically-based. Discover for yourself why we’re Colorado and Wyoming’s favorite bed bug removal team. Call or click for a free bed bug inspection.
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