Recently, many urban areas have experienced an outbreak of bedbugs. They can easily be transported on furniture, in luggage, clothes, etc. Once established, bed bugs are difficult to control in homes and apartment buildings.
Recommended Control Steps
To help control for bed bugs:
Reduce clutter in the area so that regular inspection and monitoring is easier
Remove personal items such as stuffed toys, extra blankets etc. from the sleeping area
Wash clothing in hot water
Place monitoring traps around sleeping areas
Treat luggage before and while travelling
Caulk and seal any holes near pipes, electrical outlets and baseboards where bedbugs can travel between living quarters
Apply Diatomaceous Earth in all potential hiding spots for the bed bugs, including bed frames
Vacuum regularly, and discard vacuum cleaner bag in a sealed plastic bag after each vacuuming.