As embarrassing, annoying, and inconvenient as they are, bed bugs aren't a significant threat to your health.

Still, when you have them in your house, you want to make sure they don’t spread any further than the room where you found them.

Here are some of our tips on how to stop bed bugs from spreading through your house.


The first thing you will need to do is make sure that the pest in your house is, in fact, a bed bug.

If they turn out to be ticks or some different pest, then this will require a different approach in order to stop them from moving into other rooms. Use a search engine to identify them properly, and once you are sure that they are bed bugs, then you can look to prevent spreading.

Tidy The Room

Bed bugs love to hide among your mess, so the first thing you can do is to make sure that the room is free of clutter.

Items like dirty laundry are a common place for bed bugs to reside, and even toys are known to house bed bugs if left among the mess.

One study ( found that bed bugs are attracted to soiled clothes, so keep them in a laundry basket that has a lid.

Wash Your Sheets

At a high temperature, wash your bed sheets, spreads, blanket covers, and any clothing that has been lying around your room or on your bed. Cleaning your items this way will stop bed bugs from spreading and will get rid of any existing eggs. 


Anything that can reduce the number of bed bugs in your home will help to stop them from spreading. Vacuum all areas in the room, every small or almost unreachable area should be covered.

Still, bed bugs are capable of surviving the vacuuming process, so make sure that you remove the bag and seal it properly, then place it in your trash outside of your home.

Remove Items Sensibly

If you get rid of any item of furniture that has housed bed bugs, make sure you dispose of it properly. Leaving it outside of your property might pass on the problem to someone else who takes it home with them. 

The sensible thing to do is take it to your local landfill.

Use A Professional Service

A top pest control service, such as White Horse Pest Management, is the best way of ensuring your bed bug crisis does not get any worse.

It is your best chance of removing all bed bugs quickly and efficiently. A good pest control company will be able to give you the peace of mind to know that you will not be waking up with bites on your body and that the bed bugs won't be found in other rooms.

Speak to a professional today to see how they can make your home a more comfortable place once again for you and your family.