As with any problem you are dealing with, you must first start with a positive attitude and have the resolve to see it through, knowing you are going to overcome it. Yes, sounds philosophical but how you view a problem will always determine how you get out of it, if you do at all.
It is always best to be proactive and plan in advance to ensure you do not experience a bed bug infestation. We see, all too often, rampant cases of bed bugs in Schenectady, Rotterdam, Albany and Troy. A little work in advance could save people from substantial inconvenience and frustration, and cost.
What can you do?
Well, the first you is to closely monitor your home. Bed bugs are kings at hiding so look in any crevices or cracks in the walls or along the floors. That's how they might get to your bed. Especially if you live in an apartment complex where there is a large amount of people, you have to be extra careful. You should regularly check your bed, sheets, mattresses, clothing to ensure you are free of any bed bug infestations.
Bed bugs can be flat and oval-shaped and likely have brown or red bodies. Keep an eye out for eggs and exoskeletons (these are skins of their shells much like how a snake will molt and grow out of its skin). Further, look for rust-colored spots which likely will be feces.
You will want to encase your mattress. This is a great practice to implement. Encasing your mattress, box spring and pillows with a protective covering designed to keep out bed bugs is your best course of action.
Also, if you travel often, inspect hotel rooms thoroughly and be sure to not leave your luggage or clothing on the floors as you could wind up bringing home unwanted guests.
At the end of the day, being proactive is your best way to handle any situation. If you do these simple steps, you can likely prevent any chance of bed bugs. However, if you identify an infestation, you will want to invest and have a professional Albany pest control company who specializes in bed bug remediation address your problem.
Here is a great complementary video talking about how to prevent bed bugs...