Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

It doesn't matter if you are traveling domestically or overseas.  Any time you sleep in a strange bed you are at risk of picking up bed bugs. To avoid bed bugs while traveling follow these simple tips!

Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

While Traveling:

  1. Don't put your luggage on the bed or on the floor.
    • Put your luggage on a luggage stand or on a shelf in a closet.
  2. Do a quick check of the bed. 
    • Look for blood spots, black specks, molted skin.
  3. A clean room is a good room. 

When you get home: 

  1. Wash your clothes immediately-- dry on high heat.
  2. Don't take the luggage to your room.
  3. Store suitcases in the garage.
  4. Shower and change clothes before sleeping.
  5. Vacuuming and disinfecting your suitcase can provide additional piece of mind. 

Anyone can get bed bugs.  Anyone.  1 star hotels, 5 star hotels.   If you think you might have bed bugs, don't beat yourself up and don't feel ashamed.  Call a professional and get the problem solved before it gets worse. Bed bugs reproduce quickly and can spread fast.

The Good News!
You aren't going to bring home hundreds of bed bugs.  You may bring home just 1 or 2.   

The trick is to kill the bed bugs before they reproduce and become a huge problem. Read our tips on preventing bed bugs: Preventing Bed Bugs

If you travel A LOT for work or pleasure you may want to invest in a Preventative Bed Bug Treatment.

Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

Bed Bug Reproduction

A female bed bug may lay more than 200+ eggs during a lifetime.

A single pregnant female can cause an infestation of more than 5,000 bed bugs within a six-month period.

When it comes to bed bugs an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Follow our advice and avoid bed bugs while traveling.  You will also avoid bringing bed bugs into your home.

Question about Bed Bugs? 

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Bed bugs can happen to anyone and those who travel for work or leisure are at a higher risk.  Avoid bed bugs while traveling and you can relax when you get home!

Give us a call if you have any questions! We'd love to help you out!

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