As most of you know bed bugs were once on the down low but have now returned with vengeance or as some may say a bed bug epidemic is on the rise. With this ever growing problem it is key to learn what a bed bug is, where they hide and how to get ride of them and keep them gone for good.
To start with, I’ve listed all the places on my bed bug checklist and if you find them, then read my page on how to use bed bug dust to exterminate them yourself.
Susan Smith-Durisek wrote a great and informative article for Kentucky Living. In her article she highlights many ways to minimize your contact with unwanted critters – bed bugs. The main points that she covers include inspecting your mattress in a hotel room before settling in.
What should you look for? Rusty spots or actual bugs along the mattress seams and headboard. Also, one of the most important things to remember is never, ever pick up discarded furniture on the side of the road. You never know if there are bed bugs lurking in that free recliner chair and it’s wise to know this is one of the most common ways to pick up bed bugs and cause an infestation in your own home.
On BadBedBugs.com you’ll also find a FAQ section as well a checklist to use when traveling. Be sure to check out these sections if you have further questions on bed bugs. You’ll also be able to share your own bed bug experiences while reading about other visitor’s experiences as well. If you have any tips not mentioned in this article, please feel free to share them with us below!