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How to Prevent Bed Bugs From Spreading in Long Island

You found bed bugs in your bedroom. Now what? To keep bed bugs from spreading throughout your home, it’s important to avoid tracking the bugs into other areas. 

To stop bed bugs from spreading in your property:
  1. Avoid moving or throwing out  infested furniture.
  2. Take caution in transporting infested bedding by using plastic bags.
  3. Tidy up clutter and vacuum your property regularly and thoroughly.
How to Prevent Bed Bugs From Spreading in Long Island |  Arrow Exterminating

How do Bed Bugs Spread?

Bed bugs spread through infested mattresses, box springs, furniture, suitcases, clothes, and more. But they can also spread throughout your property. Bed bugs can travel from one room to another, or even from one unit to another, through common walls, ceilings, pipes, telephone cables, doorways, and more. One of the main reasons why a bed bug infestation can spread throughout a property is when people move infested furniture or bedding. This is a sure way to introduce bugs into other rooms in your property!

How Quickly do Bed Bugs Reproduce & Spread?

Bed bugs can lay anywhere between one and 12 eggs in a day. Compared to other types of insects, this is definitely on the slower side. Bed bug eggs take about 10 days to hatch, followed by up to six weeks before the larvae turn into adults. A small bed bug problem can quickly turn into a big one, especially when their activity goes unnoticed for some time. 

How to Stop the Spread of Bed Bugs

If you have found bed bugs in one area of your home, it’s important to get treatment right away. When transferring clothes or bedding to the washer, always transport them in plastic bags. Avoid moving any furniture that is infested at all costs, and definitely do not throw it out. These actions will certainly introduce the bugs into other areas of your property!

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