Bed bugs are very stubborn and stick to your personal items strongly. But, I am sure you would not like them to follow you while you are travel. So, implementing these simple tips before packing your stuff, will help you make sure that you are not carrying them along with you.
1. Laundry All Your Clothes Before Packing
Before packing the clothes into your suitcase or traveling bag, make sure that you wash and dry them thoroughly. For this, sort the clothing separately, to help easy loading in the washing machine as well as avoiding bedbugs from escaping. It is recommended to set the washing machine at the maximum temperature for delicate fabric care. This kills bedbugs present in your clothing.
2. Traveling Bags Should Be Thoroughly Inspected
The suitcase or traveling bag you intend to carry should be inspected thoroughly. This is important as it assures you that they are free from bedbugs. If not, then consider cleaning them with soapy water. This eliminates bedbugs and safeguards your suitcase from packing your clothes.
3. Use Deterrent Spray On Luggage
Before setting off for the travel, make sure you spray bedbugs deterrents on them. This repels bedbugs and prohibits them from invading in your luggage.
4. Plastic Wrap Your Luggage
Another helpful tip is to wrap your luggage using a transparent plastic. This is because, they do not like to get easily spotted, thus, do not stick to your luggage while traveling. Wrapping your luggage will also keep your personal stuff protected from getting infested with bedbugs.
5. Inspect Your Hotel Room
Conduct a complete inspection of the hotel room you will be staying. Carefully check for bedbugs in the sleeping areas, drawers, pillows, quilts, couches, and other areas of your interest. Also, check for any cracks or crevices that might invite bedbugs during your stay. If you find any, then notify the reception as soon as possible to take the correct measures.
Following these simple tips will help to keep bedbugs away while you are traveling. For further information on bed bugs and other pest infestations, contact City Pest Control. We offer our clients with 24X7 services.