Odds are if you are reading this, you already have a bed bug problem – or suspect you do. Nevertheless, there are a number of precautions you can take, whether you’ve already lived through an infestation or simply want to prevent a first one.
Inspect the things that you bring into your home, especially used clothing, box springs, mattresses and furniture. Put new (or used) clothing into the dryer on high heat for an hour to kill all stages of bed bugs.
Use bed bug-proof covers (bed bug encasements) for your mattress, box spring and pillows.
Research hotels before you book, inspect your room before you settle in, place your luggage on a luggage rack instead of the bed, check clothes and belongings, and safely unpack and treat luggage and clothes when returning.
Published in Bed Bug 101