5 Tips for Avoiding Bed Bugs With Second Hand Furniture

Use Common Sense

Bed bugs can hide in narrow cracks and seams. They're tough to spot and even tougher to get rid of once you bring them home. It's hard enough to check for bed bugs in items that seem relatively clean and safe, so avoid scavenging furniture finds from iffy sources like Dumpsters and alleys. This may sound like a no brainer, but every week you'll hear some home improvement maven on television bragging about a spectacular home d├ęcor item she found abandoned somewhere. For the time being, if an object looks destined for the city dump -- leave it alone.