Whether or not you live in minimalist austerity or amid agreeable clutter makes no difference to your chances of getting a bed bug problem. Once you have a bed bug problem, though, the state of your home can make a difference. Bed bugs need hiding places and clutter provides this. The more stuff you have near the bed, the more places they will have to hide. We always remove items under and around the bed and advise clients to keep it that way for a few weeks after a chemical treatment. This increases the chances that the treatment will be 100% effective the first time. In those few cases where we have to return to as property to do a follow-up treatment, it’s often the places that have forgotten our advice and moved their books, boxes, picture frames and all the other usual bedroom stuff back to where it was sooner than we’d advised.
Follow our advice and leave the bed area relatively clear for a few weeks after treatment. Then you can put things back just the way you like them.