How to Prevent Bed Bugs
Although some companies may tell you to get rid of all your furniture and clean all your clothes entirely, Jeff told us that this is only necessary in severe cases, which he estimates as about 10 percent of all he sees. (More often than not, those highly severe cases occur around senior citizens, where eyesight and mental faculty is an issue, or in areas of true, unsafe overcrowding.) As long as you live a relatively clean life and are on top of the issue, you’re probably okay. As a rule of thumb, figure that your case isn’t too severe unless you’re actually seeing the bugs walking around your apartment.
We hope that you never encounter bed bugs—but, at the minimum, you’ll be prepared.