Stay safe during bed bug season!

June 30, 2014

Traveling this summer?  Don't let bed bugs be the only thing you remember after taking a vacation.  While you are out and about take these small steps to help prevent bed bugs from coming home with you.  

 

-Check mattresses and box springs for signs of bed bug activity

-Keep your clothing & baggage off of the hotel floor and drawers.  Use the luggage stand when possible. 

-Once home run all of your clothing items through a high heat laundry cycle.  All stages of bed bugs start dying from 115-120 F.

 

If you are out traveling and ever suspect any bed bug activity in a hotel room you are staying in contact the front desk immediately and ask for another room that DOES NOT share any walls with the room you found activity in.

 

Here is a good article for some more info about traveling and staying bed bug safe:  

http://www.pestworld.org/all-things-bed-bugs/bed-bug-news/news/wtopcom-tips-to-stay-safe-during-bedbug-season/

 

-The Heat Wave Team

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