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Steps To Avoiding The Cause Of Bed Bugs

The appearance of bed bugs is never a pleasant sight. And the last thing you want is for bed bugs to ruin your long anticipated Easter break. Friends and family will be arriving, and, if they are staying with you, it only makes matters worse.

With bed bugs present in your home, any Easter plans will be instantly put on hold while the problem is taking care of. Exasperated and stressed, you may ask yourself: How on earth did we get them? What is the cause of bed bugs? Sometimes bed bugs make their way into your home, and there seems to be no way to stop it.

If you’re suffering a bed bug control problem over the Easter break, make sure to call in a professional, so that none of your guests end up going away with more than a chocolate egg. If you live in London, Diamond have got a friendly and experienced team of technicians on hand at short notice. Whatever the cause of bed bugs in your home, we can help.

When people stay over

Another thing to be aware of is that your visitors may inadvertently bring some extra, unwanted guests with them. To give you a head start on stopping bed bugs at the door, you can by following these easy steps…

Guests are always popping in over the Easter weekend, so having a few extra people in your home is quite normal. But make sure they’re the only guests paying a visit to your home. Bed bugs love to travel to new places by hitching a ride: a known cause of bed bugs. You have to stop an infestation before it turns into a disaster.

wash bed bug laundry on hot

It’s important to clean any bedding on a hot wash and tumble before your guests arrive and after they leave, just in case. Bed bugs love to hide, so use light coloured sheets that help you spot them right away if they do appear with your guests.

When you’re having a get together

Another cause of bed bugs is that they can enter your home on the clothes of your friends and family. So prepare a place where everyone can put their coats, such as a closet, and be sure to clean the area afterwards. If you are going to have people put their coats on your bed, put a sheet underneath them and throw it in the wash once the gathering is over.

Are you going away for the break?

If you’re staying in a hotel for your Easter weekend, use their luggage racks. You don’t know who has been there before you. The luggage rack is where the bed bugs are least likely to be. Do some research before you book your hotel, and check out the reviews. It will give you some peace of mind that there hasn’t been a recent bed bug problem at the venue you‘re hoping to stay in.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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