Preventing Bed Bugs When Buying Mattresses and Furniture 

  • Inspect secondhand or used furniture thoroughly for bed bug signs before bringing them into your home.
  • Use proven bed bug mattress and box spring encasements
  • You are strongly cautioned against “scavenging” beds and furniture that have seemingly been discarded and left by the curb for disposal, or behind places of business.
  • Bed bug infestations are not limited to beds and mattresses, and they can be found on tables, drawers, and even electronics if these items were located in a bedroom or other places that could support an infestation