Your bed is the safe haven of your bedroom. This is where you should be able to find absolute serenity at the end of a long day to rest and rejuvenate. However, if you have a bed bug problem in your home, finding rest in your bed will be anything but easy.
Between the paranoia you're probably facing of these blood-sucking pests crawling on your skin after you doze off and the actual nuisance of itching after you have been bitten, any sleep at all can get pretty hard to come by. While you are waiting on help from a professional pest service to combat your bed bug issue at home, remember these helpful tips to ensure you get at least a little sleep.
Keep your body covered while you sleep.
If you normally sleep with a lot of your skin exposed, you are making it easier on the bed bugs to find a hearty meal. So if your norm means slipping under the covers nude or just wearing your undies, make a temporary change to wearing pajamas with long sleeves and pants. If you really want to see a difference, wear socks, tuck your pant legs into your socks, and even slip on a pair of gloves where you can tuck the end of your sleeves.
Buy an air-tight mattress cover with a zippered closure.
Mattress covers are relatively cheap and easy to find at a local retail store. Pick up one to fit your mattress that offers an airtight construction, which usually means the cover will be zippered closed. Whatever bugs are hiding out in your mattress will not be able to crawl out and get you at night because they will be trapped inside the mattress cover.
Pull your bed away from the wall.
Even if your mattress is covered and you are confident there are no bugs on your bed, these illusive pests can be hiding everywhere from behind the wallpaper to tucked inside the pictures on your wall. To prevent them from contaminating your bed, pull your bed away from the wall and leave it there until you get professional attention.
Dry your bedding every night before bedtime.
Just tossing your bedding into the dryer on a high-heat setting can kill bed bugs and their eggs. Therefore, if you have any of the little critters hanging out in your blankets, pillows, and sheets, you can knock off several of them before bedtime just with a quick cycle in the dryer.
For more information, contact Godfather's Exterminating Inc or a similar company.