With Spring Break coming up soon, thousands of people will come into contact with bed bugs during stays at hotels or cruise ships while on vacation. For some, their contact with bed bugs will become a problem when they arrive back at their homes or dormitories. The following post is just a few suggestions on how to reduce your risk of being one of these unlucky individuals or families.
Bed bugs are normally carried home on suitcases and other personal belonging so a good place to start is here:
- Apply JT Eaton Bed Bug Spray for Luggage to your luggage before you leave on vacation. This is a great way to repel bed bugs as well as kill those that attempt to hitch a ride
- Keep your clothing and personal belongings sealed in Hefty Big Bags during your vacation. If you have a car at the hotel, leave your luggage in the car and only bring in what you need in sealed Hefty Big Bags to further reduce exposure to bed bugs.
- Inspect the mattresses in the room your staying in whether its on a cruise ship or in a hotel for small black spots or blood stains on the sheet. Also remove the sheets and inspect the seams of the mattress for small black fecal matter, bed bugs, shell casings or blood spotting. If you find any report the problem and change your room or hotel.
- For those that travel a lot purchasing a PackTite Bed Bug Heater may be a good idea. This allows you to treat all your stuff when you get home with natural heat to kill anything that may have come home with you.