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After seeing bedbugs on tv, is there a way to prevent them?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pesticides, vacuum.

Eradication of bed bugs frequently requires a combination of pesticide and non-pesticide approaches.
Pesticides include pyrethroids, dichlorvos and malathion. Resistance to pesticides has increased a lot over time, so mechanical approaches such as vacuuming up the insects and heat treating or wrapping mattresses have been recommended.

In brief: Pesticides, vacuum.

Eradication of bed bugs frequently requires a combination of pesticide and non-pesticide approaches.
Pesticides include pyrethroids, dichlorvos and malathion. Resistance to pesticides has increased a lot over time, so mechanical approaches such as vacuuming up the insects and heat treating or wrapping mattresses have been recommended.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: I don't know of a

Good way to prevent other than avoidance.
Before going to any hotel - check it out first. Try this site before making hotel reservations: http://bedbugregistry.Com/. It is a " public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and canada. Founded in 2006, the site has collected about 20, 000 reports covering 12, 000 locations.

In brief: I don't know of a

Good way to prevent other than avoidance.
Before going to any hotel - check it out first. Try this site before making hotel reservations: http://bedbugregistry.Com/. It is a " public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and canada. Founded in 2006, the site has collected about 20, 000 reports covering 12, 000 locations.
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