Bed Bug Control and Prevention

How you get bed bugs, and how to protect yourself, your home and your family.

Whether you have faced a bed bug infestation before or not, on-going prevention is critical. Prevention is so important because for the most part, it is something you can do without relying on other people. And it is better to protect yourself from an infestation in the first place than to live through one.

If you have successfully overcome a bed bug infestation, I know you'll want to do everything in your power to prevent going through the ordeal again. But no matter what the situation, taking precautions to protect yourself, your family and your home from bed bugs is not hard. It most often is inexpensive and only takes a few minutes.

Articles

Stopping Kids From Bringing Home Bed Bugs
Guidelines for talking to kids about bed bugs and teaching children how to find bed bugs to prevent infestation.

Places Bed Bugs Hide
The surprising places you can find bed bugs.

How to Catch and Trap Bed Bugs
Catching and trapping bed bugs can be crucial to confirming a bed bug infestation.

Help! I think I have bed bugs!
If you think you may have bed bugs and you're starting to freak out, read this.

How to Control Bed Bugs
What to do when you're past prevention and extermination is not an option.

Where do Bed Bugs Come From?
How do you get bed bugs?

How Do You Get Bed Bugs? A New Threat.
An unsuspected way you bring bed bugs into your home.

Home Bed Bug Prevention Tips
How to Protect Your Home and Family from Bed Bugs

The Bedbug Vaseline Trick
An old school approach for getting rid of bed bug bites.

Bed Bug Protection Tips for Travel
How to protect yourself and your family from bed bugs while traveling and protect your home when you return.

Bed Bug Repellent
Do the various things claimed to be bed bug repellents really work?

What is a Bed Bug Infestation Like?
If the details of this fictional story sound familiar, you could have bed bugs.

Things You Shouldn’t Do During a Bed Bug Infestation
Comprehensive list of things you should NOT do if you discover you have a bed bug infestation.

Bed Bug Monitors and Traps Compared
Learn the differences between different kinds of bed bug traps.

FAQs

Recommended Products

PackTite: The Ruthlessly Efficient Bed Bug Killing Machine
This portable heating unit makes it easy to safely treat infested items. Even items you thought you'd have to throw away.

Mattress Encasements – What Does a Bed Bug Mattress Cover Do?
What mattress encasements are and how they are used in bed bug control and prevention.

GreenCLEAN Dissolvable Laundry Bags
The Easiest Way to Handle Bed Bug Infested Laundry

Climbup Insect Interceptor Bed Bug Monitor
The most popular method for trapping bed bugs.

Bed Bug Handbook
The complete guide to bed bugs and their control.

Bed Bug Beware Book
A good high-level introduction for protecting yourself from bed bugs and dealing with them if you get them.