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Vacuums Suck and Shelter Bed Bugs

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Vacuums Suck and Shelter Bed Bugs

Did you know that your vacuum can harbor bed bugs? Think about it, vacuums suck up small particles, including bed bugs and bed bug eggs. Vacuums have lots of nooks and crannies for bed bugs and bed bug eggs to hide: the rug beater, the corrugated hose, the filters, the bag or the dirt receptacle.

To prevent spreading bed bugs, every time you finish vacuuming, immediately place the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag and dispose of it in a trash receptacle outdoors. If you have a bagless vacuum, the contents of the canister should be emptied into a trash bag and tied shut. The canister should then be washed to remove any remaining bed bugs or eggs. Also wash or replace the vacuum filters.

Do you have a housekeeper? Insist that your housekeeper use your vacuum and not bring one in from the outside. After all, you don’t want anyone else’s bed bugs either.

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About the Author:

Garrett Thrasher is author of Bed Bug Battle Plan (available on Amazon), a San Diego District Director of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), a member of the bedbugFREE network, and a member of the National Pest Management Association. His company has been awarded the QualityPro mark of excellence in pest management. As a member of the Thrasher family, Garrett grew up in the pest Control business founded by his father in 1979. After earning his B.S. in Psychology from U.C. Irvine, he worked for several different pest control companies to understand various business models. His number one take-away was the same as his family’s philosophy: there is nothing more important than customer satisfaction. Garrett settled in San Diego and opened the Southern California branch of the business.