Children are out of school. It’s been a long time since you left. Summer is finally here. The holiday season is officially in full swing. Unfortunately, due to the increase in travel this year, there is also the possibility of getting bed bugs. Want to know how to protect yourself from bed bugs? Here are some expert tips.
How to prevent getting bed bugs
- Know what you are looking for.
Despite their name, bed bugs don’t just live in beds. Perfect hiding places are often found in nightstands, inside picture frames, in the folds of curtains and in many other places near the warm host. This means that people and pets are susceptible to bed bug bites. This one-minute video shows you all the stages of a bed bug’s life cycle so you know what the bug looks like in all its mysterious forms.
This video is less than a minute long and shows bed bugs reacting to the CO2 we breathe in while we sleep. They also detect body temperature signatures to come in for feeding.
Bed bug bites look like this:
- Be aware of where you put your stuff!
Bed bugs move from one place to another on purses, suitcases, bags, coats, and other personal items. Be careful where you put your things, especially in public places. Public transportation, cabins, and airplane seats have covers that bed bugs like to collect. When you go to a party at someone’s house, think twice before leaving a coat or purse on the bed.
- When you check into a hotel, airbnb or any other accommodation, do a thorough check BEFORE you bring your luggage!
This infographic shows you all the places to look and the clues you should look for. Check it out.
We are here for you! If you see something and aren’t sure if it’s bed bugs, contact us.
We will help you identify the bug in question!
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