AnswerWith the recent upsurge in bed beds many people are becoming concerned with how to prevent bed bugs from invading their homes. Pesticides are usually the first line of defense for bed bugs, but there are also other options to help keep bed bugs out of your home. If you have had bed bugs the disposal of infected or contaminated belongings and furniture is recommended. Vacuuming is also helpful. Cold and heat treatment where freezing equipment or steaming equipment is brought in since bed bugs cannot survive extreme heat or cold.