Bedbugs are a great scare in the business of infestation; you never know when they will infest or attack you. Most times people find out about bedbug infestations long after the infestation must have occurred, at which point more bedbugs must have been bred. So, just as you set up measures to secure your property and life, measures to keep out bedbugs cannot be overemphasized because they multiply like math.
Bedbugs are spread out mostly as people do regular travels; they could be in suitcases, mattresses, sofas, pieces of furniture and all. The act of preventing bedbug invasion can look deceptively simple because these bedbugs are hardly seen with the eye; only symptoms of their presence. However, in trying to avoid bedbugs, one has to be really thorough because these bugs stay in places and materials every home or office must have; they can be in shoes, towels, pieces of furniture, blankets, sheets and of course mattresses.
Bedbugs are just as mobile as the victim whom they are infesting; they are transported from place to place as one travels and that’s why one should have some bedbug prevention habits to help you avoid transporting them around as you go from place to place.
If you find yourself in a place where you’re not sure about the degree of bedbug infestation you must not place your suit case on the floor or on any piece of furniture; rather look for clean counters, the bathroom tub. Endeavour to redress your mattress before any sleep or nap and while you are at it, watch out for bug wastes as this will be a clear indication of their presence. Also, check in the wardrobes, drawers and around the mattresses for their smell or wastes as an indication of their presence.
Heating a room up to about 112 degrees of Fahrenheit can really destroy breeding bugs and also their adults and freezing the room on the other hand to regular winter temperature will terminate the adults and the eggs at about 40 days later. Here are a few steps to help you prevent bedbug infestation during travels:
- When you land at the hotel or place of residence, leave your gear just outside the room and then do a thorough inspection of the room.
- Try not to set your baggage on the floor, the bed or upholstered furniture. Utilize the luggage rack – yet first examine it and force it far from the divider.
- Try not to unload into the drawers if you can stay away from it – keep suitcase shut.
- Pull bedding aside and check sleeping pads and box spring for bugs and stains. Check sleeping cushion creases for eggs, stains, shed exoskeletons and bugs.
- Pull the headboard far from divider and check any splits that may have blood suckers.
- Check wrinkles of curtains, creases of love seat pads, splits and hole of any furniture, breaks close divider trim, behind picture outlines, any joints where floors and dividers meet. If you discover any bugs or droppings (littler than poppy seeds) request that the inn assistant move you to a room with no history of blood suckers.