Moving Away From Bed Bugs and Other Pests

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When you’re moving, you don’t want to bring pests from your old home into your new home. The problem is, these little creatures can get into everything! The important thing is to first eliminate them and then prevent them from getting into your packing materials. EZ Move’s guide will advise you on the best way to handle and pack if you have pests.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can’t jump or fly, but they can run really fast. If you think you have bed bugs, the first thing you should do is check your bed. You’ll see dried blood stains near the corners and edges of the bed. They also shed their exoskeletons often, so you may see some of those around as well.

If you find that you do have bed bugs, there are steps you can take yourself to remove them, and some are more effective than others. These include heat treatments, cold treatments, pesticides, and desiccants. However, you might want to call in a professional. Once you’ve removed the bugs, use sealed plastic containers to move your items, so bugs can’t crawl inside.

Fleas

Fleas most likely come into homes that have pets. Therefore, the most important thing to prevent fleas is to treat your pets with a flea treatment product. It is best that you ask your vet about which product they recommend for your pet.

The process for removing fleas is similar to the process of removing bed bugs. Vacuuming regularly will remove fleas and their eggs from carpeting and wood floors. You’ll also want to wash your bedding in hot soap and water – wash your pet too.

Roaches

If you’ve got roaches, you’ll definitely know because you’ll see them crawling around. And if you see one, it’s likely there are many others.

Roaches move into homes because they’re looking for food, so in order to get rid of them, you’ll need to clean up food, which means not leaving dishes in the sink, counter, and cabinets. Clean up any clutter before you move, like old magazines or newspapers, and patch any holes where roaches might get in. When you’re moving, inspect all your items for signs of cockroaches.

Mice

The most obvious sign of mice is seeing mouse droppings around. There are other signs though. You might find gnaw holes in walls or on food containers in the pantry. Mice, and similarly rats, can get through holes the size of a quarter. That makes them very hard to keep out!

After cleaning up, the best way to get rid of mice is an old-fashioned mousetrap. Experts advise that you stay away from poison because it can harm other animals around the house, especially pets. The best advice for moving is to inspect any boxes to make sure you’re not bringing them with you.

Bring Only The Things You Want With EZ Move

Nobody wants to deal with a pest infestation – it’s time-consuming and adds to the stress of moving. Let the professionals at EZ Move handle some of the pressure of moving for you. Once you’ve removed the pests, let us do the rest with our quick, on-time and affordable moving services! Contact us today at (520) 808-0346 for a free quote.

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