How can I avoid a bed bug infestation?

This question is asked by everyone, when the subject of bed bugs arises. Below are a few hints and tips for avoiding picking up bed bugs. Although not 100% fool proof this steps will massively  reduce your chances.

Travelling in on public transport, visiting hospitals and care homes: I have grouped these places together as we are not normally in them overnight. Never place your bag, rucksack or suitcase on soft furnishings, such as chairs or beds. Keep bags on your lap on public transport or place them on the floor away from any edges of furniture so your bag is effectively, exposed on all sides. Bed Bugs do not like being exposed and are therefore unlikely to expose themselves to get into your bag.

Hotels, Hostels, Family and friends with Bed Bugs: The easiest form of protection in this case is to not take any bag with you, however this isn’t always possible or convenient. When taking items into properties where you will be staying overnight always place belongings in the bath room. Even better if you can put them in the bath! Bed bugs do not like slippery services and there is no food source for them in the bathroom so you are therefore not placing items in a bed bug infestation.

If you do have a possible bed bug infestation please do contact us for free and friendly advice. :) 

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