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abductindia

abductindia   , 28

from Indore

Ways To Avoid Bed Bugs On Your Holiday

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Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite! Especially when you’re trying to enjoy a nice relaxing holiday. Bed bug populations are on the rise, and hotels, hostels and motels are some of their favourite places to live.

However, with these easy tips, you can cut your chances of bringing home bed bugs from your holiday.

  • Head for the toilet – Before you check out your hotel room’s great view, give it a thorough check to make sure there’s no bed bugs lurking. Until you’ve done your check, put your luggage in the bathroom.
  • Inspect the bed – Pull back the bed linen, and check all the way around and under the mattress, plus behind the headboard. You’re looking for blood stains or small black dots (similar to pepper).
  • Check the room – Next, check the area around the bed. This includes behind picture frames, under the phone and clock and even in books. Most bed bugs can be found within 15 feet of the bed.
  • Keep your luggage off the floor – Leaving your cases on the floor or  n the bed may be one way to bring bed bugs home with you. Don’t leave your clothing out, and always try to keep your case on a luggage rack, elevated off the floor.
  • Teach your children – Tell your children what you’re looking for around the hotel room so they know the signs too.
  • Move two floors away – Once you’ve told hotel staff that there is a bed bug problem in your room, they should move you immediately. Request that your new room is at least two floors away from your first room. Bed bugs can spread through the wallboards and electrical sockets.
  • Read reviews – Before you head off on your holiday, check out the reviews for the place you’re staying. This is a great way of finding out if there is a bed bug problem in your hotel.

Make sure you have a post-holiday plan. When you return from your holiday, inspect and vacuum your cases. Unpack them outside or in the garage if possible, and wash all of your clothes, drying them on a high heat. Bed bugs cause severe itching, nasty bites and if they follow you home, you will need the help of local pest experts to get rid of them for you.