The best actions to take where bed bugs are concerned is to simply keep them from showing up in the first place. Bed bugs do not hibernate and can be active year-round. It’s far easier to practice basic preventative habits than it is to deal with a potential infestation. Since bed bug infestations are primarily caused by moving objects and personal belongings from one place to another, it’s up to the individual to stay aware of their risk level and of how to best keep bed bugs from using them as a transportation method. Here are some key ways to prevent a bed bug infestation.