Great summer memories don't have to include red blisters or inflamed patches on your body caused by bed bugs. Bed bug bite marks can take 4 weeks to 6 months to vanish! If you have upcoming travel, remember that bedbugs can travel too.
Bed bug infestations often result from travel. Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and cottages can have hidden bed bug problems. Bed bugs tend to latch onto clothing, accessories and luggage. This means they can travel home with you and move from the hotel or cottage to your bedroom. Here are ways to prevent bed bug infestations at home after your vacation.
- Inspect seams and edges of hotel mattresses before placing your things on top of it.
- Avoid using hotel drawers and cabinets if possible.
- Keep your things off carpeted floors. Bedbugs tend to stick and hide in thick furry materials.
- Isolate and wash all textiles and luggage that was taken on vacation as soon as you reach home. Treat all clothes and accessories that you use with hot water.