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Illinois Metro 618-623-7799

Bed Bug Prevention When Traveling

Whether you’re an occasional or frequent traveler, steps should be taken to prevent bringing home any unwanted guests. Minimizing your risk of bed bug infestation can easily be done by investing in pillow protectors, a mattress cover, luggage and clothing encasements, and disposable laundry bags.  Using these, along with following simple inspection tips, will prevent you from infesting your home when you return from your travels.

Tips to follow:

  Pull all bedding back from the mattress. Inspect for bed bugs, light-brown molted skins, dark-brown markings from defecation while feeding, and bright red stains from a blood engorged bug that has been crushed.
 
  Be thorough in your inspection, including all edges and seams of the box springs, mattress, and bedding.
 
  Examine all wood and upholstered furniture, paying close attention to areas around any tufts or buttons on the fabric.
 
  Purchase both pillow protectors and bed bug mattress covers. These items should be taken with you anytime you’re going for an overnight stay away from home.
 
  Use luggage racks when packing or unpacking rather than setting your luggage on the floor, bed or upholstered chair.
 
  Use luggage and clothing encasements. They protect your luggage and belongings from bed bugs while traveling.
 
  Use dissolvable laundry bags for any bedding or clothing that may have come in contact with bed bugs.
 
  After returning home, undress on a hard surface floor rather than on carpet if you suspect bed bugs are on your clothing.
 
  Hand wash items that are unable to be put into the washing machine. Luggage and items that are unable to be washed should be vacuumed, paying close attention to any seams or folds.

Remember, it is much easier and less expensive to prevent bed bugs versus treat for them. These bothersome pests can not only be a nuisance to you and your family, but an embarrassment as well. Take proactive measure by investing in mattress and box springs encasements, mattress covers, pillow protectors, Climbup insect interceptors, luggage and clothing encasements, and dissolvable laundry bags. This, along with following simple cleaning and inspection tips, will save you from an infestation of these rapidly spreading pests. It is imperative to increase public awareness before we see a further rise in the bed bug population.

Taking proactive measures will not only prevent bed bug infestation, but will provide you peace of mind in knowing that you are “BED BUG FREE”.

 


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