Relocating to Another RoomThe thought of having these tiny critters biting you to feed on your blood while you sleep can be very stressful. It has been known to cause psychological issues, the most common being sleep deprivation. Although it may seem like the best option would be to relocate to another room or sleep on the sofa until you can exterminate them, this can actually work against you making the problem much worse and harder to deal with. If you move to another room in your home, or decide to sleep on your sofa, the bed bugs will eventually find you causing them to spread further throughout your home. Bed bugs are attracted to the carbon dioxide we release during sleep so when they become hungry they will find you wherever you are in your home and will begin reproducing in the new area you decide to sleep in.
What you should do insteadInstead of relocating to a different room in your home and effectively allowing the bedbugs to also relocate and spread throughout your home, what you should do is try to minimize hiding spots for bed bugs in your current room. Here are some tips for eliminating hiding spots which will effectively minimize bed bug bites while you are coming up with a plan to eradicate them:
- Remove clutter from your bedroom – A very common hiding spot for bed bugs is in clutter around your bed. Keep your room as tidy as possible removing any clutter, especially clutter near your bed. This will eliminate attractive hiding spots for bed bugs causing less to attack you and making it easier to spot them as well.
- Setup interception devices – Interception devices are also a great way to minimize bed bug bites. There are various methods available out there such as creating a barrier around your mattress with double sided tape. These devices will capture most bed bugs as they make their way to you at night while you sleep.