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Bed bugs or their eggs get into clothing, furniture or suitcases and are then transported wherever these items go. As they are small and like to hide in cracks and crevices during the day, it can be very easy for bed bugs to be brought into your home or hotel.
Typically, bed bugs are transferred from one spot to another when individuals travel. These pests can move via furniture, luggage, and more. You may not notice a bed bug infestation for several months or longer.
There are some preventative steps you can take, especially if you are a frequent traveller, to prevent this pest from invading your home or business.
If you are worried you have brought bed bugs back home after your travels, there are a few things you can do to reduce them from spreading to your home:
With the number of guests moving in and out of your hotel or dorm rooms, it is impossible to completely prevent bed bugs. However, there are ways you can prevent an infestation taking hold and moving from room to room and that is via early detection:
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One of the most likely ways a property becomes infested with bed bugs is when people accidentally bring bed bugs home with them after travelling. Hotels are frequented from travellers from all over the world, including some people who live in areas of the U.S. or the world where bed bugs are more common. Fortunately, there are some things you can do decrease the possibility of bed bugs hitching a ride on you or your luggage to your home.
Encasing your mattress in a high quality encasement that is designed to control bed bugs is a good preventative measure for keeping bed bugs out of your box spring and mattress. Bed bug mattress encasements are designed to provide complete protection against allergens, dust mites and bed bugs.
Encasements eliminate bed bug entry and escape points. Allowing for a healthy, allergy free sleep zone, mattress encasements also provide moisture protection while still allowing for breathability.
The benefits of mattress encasements include:
Mattress encasement features:
Download Ehrlich's bed bug mattress encasements brochure for more information.
You may wonder whether bed bugs are even visible, if you are planning to check for them. Yes, you can see these pests - but they are small. Adult bed bugs are about 3/16 inch in length and brown in color; after they feed, their color is reddish brown.
Here are some other prevention tips to follow:
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