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“Good night and don’t let the bedbugs bite”: Tips for frequent business travelers

https://www.epa.gov/bedbWhether on vacation or regular business travel, there is always a risk of bringing bedbugs back to your home. Bedbug infestations are not only difficult to eradicate but also extremely expensive. The following are a few travel tips I use during my weekly overnights for business:

1. Inspection: Inspecting your hotel room is the first step in identifying potential bedbug infestations. Bedbugs typically hide during the day in box springs, the seams/edges of mattresses, carpet, baseboards, furniture, and pictures hanging on the wall.

2. Infestation: Look for signs of an infestation. While you may not find live bedbugs, the following are signs of an active infestation:

  • Bedbug skins/shells/exoskeltons
  • Tiny blood spots on the mattress, walls, or ceiling
  • Fecal spots or stains on the mattress or bedding

3. Luggage: Keep all luggage elevated and off of the floor. The hotel’s luggage rack is a good option(after carefully inspecting the rack)

4. Clothing: Keep clothing in your luggage or hanging in the hotel closet. Leaving clothing on the floor or on the bed makes it easy for bedbugs to hitch a ride home with you!

5. Heat: An excellent preventative practice is to place all clothing in your dryer upon returning home. Bedbugs cannot survive in high heat environments. 15 minutes in a dryer on a high heat setting is recommended.

Good luck and safe travels! And remember, don’t let the bedbugs bite!

Please visit our other blog posts on bedbugs and bedbug management:

https://synergy2ms.com/where-do-bed-bugs-come-from-and-how-do-you-check-for-them/

https://synergy2ms.com/bed-bug-exterminator-jackson/

https://synergy2ms.com/bed-bug-bites-pictures-everything-you-need-to-know-about-these-bites/

 

If you think you may have bedbugs in your home or business, please contact us to get rid of them quickly and effectively.  For more information, the following links are recommended:

 https://www.epa.gov/bedbugs/top-ten-tips-prevent-or-control-bed-bugs

https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/get-rid-of-bedbugs/

https://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/bed-bugs.htm

Also, check out this awesome Tips Bulletin from Hometipsworld on bedbug management!

https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-get-rid-of-bed-bugs/ 

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