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Are you one of the lucky people getting away this winter? Whether you're off to the ski slopes or off to somewhere warmer, a few common sense rules will keep you from bringing home some unwanted souvenirs in the form of bed bugs.
First, protect your luggage and belongings. Before you leave and upon your return, spray your luggage with an over the counter product such as Bedlam or Steri-Fab. We carry both and are available for purchase at our office. We also sell a 6 oz. container of spray made just for luggage and mattresses. While it's not TSA compliant, you can spray your luggage before you go or pack it in your checked luggage. The price is $6.60 plus tax. If you do pick up bed bugs, you already have an active barrier that they must cross killing them before they can invade your items. Pack your items in Ziploc bags and only take out what you need. Place dirty laundry in a separate sealed bag.
When checking into a hotel room never put your luggage or belongings directly on the bed. If possible leave your luggage outside or put into the bathtub or shower until you have done a thorough inspection of the bed. Pull back the sheets and inspect the mattress and box spring paying attention to the seams and roping along the edges, lift up the mattress and check between the mattress and box spring. Look for the actual insects or "staining". If possible using a flashlight, check behind pictures, mirrors and the headboard. Then thoroughly inspect the luggage rack pulling away the webbing from the rack. Immediately report anything suspicious to the management. When you have satisfied yourself that there are no signs of bed bugs, bring your luggage in and place it on the luggage rack. Keep this rack located toward the foyer area of the room and away from the bed. Remember it's better to be cautious. Don't be afraid to ask at the front desk before checking in if they have had any problems with bed bugs and what their treatment policies are. Many states are passing legislation requiring disclosure of bed bug infestations and treatments.
When returning home, unpack outside or in a garage area. If they aren't already, clothing should be immediately placed in plastic bags and sealed shut for transporting to the laundry area. Wash and dry using the highest heat the garments can tolerate. The plastic bags should be disposed of in an outside trash receptacle. Items that cannot be washed, such as shoes, can be cycled through the dryer. Thoroughly examine your luggage and other bags for any signs of bed bugs and vacuum out your luggage. Empty your vacuum bag and dispose of in outside trash receptacle or sealed container. You can also spray items with one of the products mentioned above.
Following these few common sense rules will allow you to RELAX AND ENJOY YOURSELF!