Your bedroom should be a comfortable haven where you can rest and get a good night’s sleep after a long day at work or taking care of your family. It should be able to provide you the peace, tranquility, and comfort that you need when sleeping. However, all these will be sorely lacking if your bedroom is pest infested. They’ll be crawling all over your room, spreading germs and other pathogenic organisms in what should be your haven. They’ll also be biting, stinging, and potentially giving you problems that can cause serious diseases and illnesses.
You can avoid these medical problems by keeping your bedroom pest-free.
Don’t Eat in Your Bedroom
Pests commonly invade a room because they’re looking for food. Now, if you’re fond of eating food and drinking anything sweet in your bedroom, then you’re increasing the risk of pests invading it and making your bedroom their home. Crumbs from the food you eat and droplets from the sweet liquids you drink easily attract pests. Because they have easy access to what they need and ample hiding places, you’re giving them the opportunity to breed.
To prevent this from happening, you have to stop bringing food and sweet liquids into your bedroom. If you absolutely have to eat or drink, then make sure that you don’t leave crumbs anywhere. If there are droplets of liquid, then wipe it down. You definitely don’t want to attract household pests into your bedroom.
Regularly Check Your Bedroom Cabinets
Small pests like moths are not that noticeable at first, especially if your bedroom cabinets are always messy. You’ll only start noticing their presence when you see little chewed-up holes in your clothes, dead adult moths, insect casts, eggs, etc. littering the inside of your cabinets. By then though, it’ll be too late, and your bedroom cabinets will have severe moth infestation.
Preventing moth infestation is easy though. First off, don’t store unwashed clothes in your cabinets since sweat and other body liquids attract moths. Make sure that you only store washed clothes inside your cabinets. Two, store expensive clothes properly. Pestiferous moths are attracted to expensive fabrics like wool, leather, cashmere, among others, so if you don’t store them properly, you’re not only inviting them to invade your cabinets, but you’re also increasing the risk for fabric damage.
Give Your Bedroom Thorough Cleaning
Maintaining a clean and organized bedroom is very important. Not only can it help prevent pest infestation, but it also assures you of a safe and healthy environment. So give your bedroom a very thorough cleaning once in a while. Remove cobwebs, vacuum the carpet and draperies, clean and organize your bedroom cabinets, check for bedbugs, etc. Kick pests like roaches, ants, bedbugs, mosquitoes out of your bedroom by destroying and eliminating their breeding places and getting rid of their food and water source.
If, however, the infestation is too severe that simple cleaning won’t get rid of them, then hire a dependable and trustworthy pest control company who can get rid of them for you. Make sure that they’re using safe yet effective products and methods of eliminating pests. This is especially important if you have children at home.
Jennifer Dabney is a freelance content provider who writes for a Baltimore bed bugs exterminator. She specializes in safe and natural pest control methods of getting rid of pests.