How to Avoid Bedbugs

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Avoiding bedbugs is all about checking mattresses thoroughly for places where bedbugs can hide, such as cracks and crevices. Discover how bedbugs usually hide during the day with help from a pest control company in this free video on bedbugs. View Video Transcript

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Pete LaQuaglia

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Hi, I'm Pete with GreenHouse Pest Management. We are Atlanta's true natural pest control company. Avoiding Bedbugs is almost like avoiding the plague, it's, it's going to happen, they're in, they're going to be in schools, hotels, kid's sleepovers, if you're staying over at a cousin's house. It's, it's just going to happen. But the best ways to do it, as I do it, when we''re, when I go out of town, is check the mattresses throughly, okay. So some of the things that we're going to look for on a mattress, is fecal matter. Bedbugs leave fecal matter, which is basically just blood crystals that they leave behind, okay. So one of the key things is to look. The first thing is to actually look on the, the actual sheet that, that the person's sleeping on and see if we can find any kind of fecal matter on here. If there's no fecal matter on here, the next step to do is to actually take this sheet off and start looking along these seams of the mattresses itself. And eventually we might find some clusters of Bedbugs. If it's, if it's a huge population. If not well, we'll definitely find droppings all along the edge of this thing, okay. The best things to do when you're doing an inspection is that Bedbugs come out at night while you're sleeping okay, so they really hide themselves during the day. So the key things are; looking throughout the mattress throughly, the actual box springs themselves, headboards, lampshades, curtains, anywhere that a Bedbug can hide, okay, because it will be beyond the actual bed itself, okay.