Today is Earth Day – the day we all think twice about our impact on the environment.
According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, an ongoing study at Rutgers University found that utilizing nontoxic efforts to treat bed bugs is even more effective than using chemicals in the long run – not to mention friendly to Mother Earth.
- Reduce clutter. Bedbugs like to hide in clothes and paper piles, making them difficult to find and eradicate.
- Wash your bedding every week. Be sure to use high heat in the dryer, especially if you suspect bed bugs.
- Use bed bug-proof encasements for pillows and mattresses. Bed bug-proof encasements allow for easier identification and removal of bed bugs. They can be used both as a preventative or treatment measure.
- Use a hot steamer. Bed bugs don’t like heat; use the steamer for hard to reach areas such as baseboards or crevices/cracks.
- Let fresh air in. Bed bugs thrive on carbon dioxide; by opening a window, more oxygen is let in, making it a much less appealing place for bed bugs to hang out.
To read the full article, click here. Have a happy and bed bug-free Earth Day!