If you are facing a bed bug infestation (or are hoping to head one off), there are many ways that you can control their spread. On the other hand, bed bugs have many ways of spreading undetected. They travel on clothing stored in boxes or suitcases, backpacks, and shoes. You can, however, control the spread of bed bugs by using natural or chemical agents to treat your home.
When it comes to ways on how to prevent bed bugs bites, you should try to check secondhand clothes and furniture. According to a study  , secondhand clothes and furniture are some biggest risks for bug infestation, so purchasing new items may be your safest solution.
Undress on a hard surface floor rather than on carpet if you suspect bed bugs are on your clothing. Wipe off the floor to capture any bed bugs that fall off the clothes. Run clothes and bags through the dryer on high heat. The heat from a dryer can kill bed bugs at any stage of their development.
You can buy encasements for your bed and box spring—this won't prevent bed bugs from entering your home, but it will make the problem way easier to fix if they do. Jeff told us that the two most reputable brands are Protect-A-Bed and Mattress Safe .
ADVANCED BED BUG TREATMENT WITH REFUND POLICY: Heat Treatment; The best bed bug treatment providers use heat treatment. Using specialized equipment they heat the entire infested area to lethal temperatures to kill all stages of bed bug life. When performed correctly, heat treatment kills 99% of adult bed bugs and their eggs without damaging belongings.
Obviously, while you can avoid staying in hotel rooms and buying secondhand furniture that could possibly be infested with bed bugs, you really can't avoid people (or at least, we hope you won't after reading this article!) The most important thing is to know how to prevent and get rid of bed bugs. We'll talk about that next.