MONTREAL, June 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The moving period is the time of the year when bedbugs can spread more easily. This is why Montréal would like to give you helpful tips taken from the website avoidbedbugs.info, to prevent infestation with these insect pests.
Bedbugs in your apartment
If you discover bedbugs in your apartment, immediately notify your landlord, who will need to call a qualified exterminator. Never try to get rid of bedbugs by yourself. Acting rapidly is key.
Infested mattresses and furniture
Most bedbug infested mattresses and furniture can be treated. Before getting rid of such items, ask a qualified exterminator for advice.
If they cannot be treated and the exterminator tells you to get rid of them, make them unusable by slashing the fabric. This way, people will not be tempted to bring the items home and they will avoid infesting their dwellings.
After slashing the fabric of your mattress, enclose it in a large plastic bag before taking it out of your dwelling. This way, you will prevent bedbugs from dropping from your mattress and infesting common areas and your neighbours' apartments. Large plastic bags are available free at most Accès Montréal offices.
Never pick up mattresses, upholstered furniture, sofas, chairs, sofa-beds, futons or used clothing from the curb, even if they appear to be in good condition. They could be infested with bedbugs.
For more information on bedbugs, and how to avoid infestations, please visit the Web at avoidbedbugs.info, or call 311.
SOURCE: Ville de Montréal
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