Bed bugs … believe it or not … they aren’t confined to mattresses only. They’re lurking in places you might not first consider—and they’re doing their best to stay hidden. Here are some spots you’ll want to keep an extra close eye on because bed buds hide in places you wouldn’t expect.
Want a shopping buddy? Probably a stylish friend … not bed bugs. These unwanted pals can hide in the seams and pockets of purses, especially when placed on the ground or near furniture. Don’t give them the opportunity to latch on.
So you’re on a family vacation and your kids bring their favorite fluffy friends along. Unfortunately, this puts them at risk for coming into contact with bed bugs who may enjoy nestling in their fur—aka the perfect haven. When you return from your trip, be sure to wash and dry stuffed animals on a hot cycle to get rid of any bed bugs that may have hitched a ride home.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
It seems hard to believe … but bed bugs hide in fluorescent light bulbs. Even though they’re known to love the dark, they can be found in bright places, too—so check the bulbs near your nightstand or above your bed. Any tiny spot they are able to squeeze into, they will. Be extra careful when checking for bed bugs around electricity. If you get shocked, you know who to blame. #unwantedguests
The upholstery on school bus seats is the perfect spot for bed bugs to hide. They weasel their way in and can jump onto students’ backpacks and clothing. However, these unwelcome classmates can be expelled if you vacuum backpacks thoroughly and wash and dry clothes on hot cycles to ensure no bed bugs get off at your stop.
It seems like airplanes are a conduit for more than just germs … bed bugs are among the list of not-so-lovely travelers, too. Often found burrowing in seats, carpet and vents, bed bugs can even take to the skies. To avoid bringing them along with you once you depart the airplane, it’s crucial to take precautions such as vacuuming your suitcase and any carry-on items once you land. Here are more tips for avoiding bed bugs while flying.
Bed Bugs Begone
It isn’t fun to think about, but bed bugs can show up unannounced and cause quite the hassle once discovered. They thrive off your belongings and, well, no room, vehicle or toy is truly safe. If you spot signs of an infestation, contact a professional like ScherZinger Pest Control immediately as bed bugs are difficult to treat.
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