Bed Bug Prevention Tips for Traveling

Bed Bug prevention tips

Whether you’re an occasional or frequent traveler, the right steps should be taken to prevent bringing home any unwanted guests.

Minimizing your risk of bed bug infestation is easy. From investing in pillow protectors, mattress covers, to luggage and clothing encasements, there are a number of different resources travelers can use to prevent a bed bug attack. Using bedding and clothing protectors, along with following simple inspection tips, will help prevent you from infesting your home when you return.

Not sure where to start?

This month, we gathered the best tips travelers can use to prevent bed bugs.

Here’s what you should know:

  • Pull all bedding back from the mattress and perform a thorough bed bug inspection. Look for light brown molted skins, dark brown markings from bed bug defecation while feeding, and blood red strains from a crushed bug.
  • Remember to double check all edges and seams of the mattress, box springs, and bedding.
  • Pay close attention to wood and upholstered furniture. Keep an eye out for areas around layers or buttons on the fabric.
  • Buy pillow protectors and bed bug mattress covers. It’s important to note that these items should be taken with you anytime you’re staying overnight away from home.
  • Use luggage racks when packing or unpacking rather than setting your luggage on the floor, bed, or upholstered chair.
  • Invest in luggage and clothing encasements. These will protect your belongings from bed bugs while traveling.
  • Use dissolvable laundry bags for any bedding or clothing that may have come in contact with bed bugs.
  • Once you’re home, undress on a hard surface rather than on a carpeted floor if you suspect bed bugs are on your clothing.
  • Be sure to hand wash items that can’t be put into the washing machine. Luggage and other items that are unable to be washed should be vacuumed. Double check any seams or folds.

It doesn’t hurt to go the extra mile when it comes to bed bug prevention.

Not only are they a nuisance to you and your family, the damages bed bug cause can add up. From replacing clothes and carpeting to investing in new bedding and furniture, the aftermath of a bed bug attack may cost you a small fortune.

As you prepare for your next vacation, don’t forget these tips from your friends at AAA Riteway. It always pays to plan ahead!

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