Bed Bug Prevention for Travels

To prevent the bed bugs spread to your home and causing a (re)infestation, we advise keeping the following sequence always in mind when entering a hotel room:

  • Elevate the luggage off the floor after entering the room. Preferably even on a stand, table, or another hard surface rather than placing it on the floor or onto a bed.
  • Before unpacking examine bed sheets, mattress seams, and box springs for any bed bug signs. Check the area along the head of the bed and behind the headboards as well. If needed, move the bed.
Bed Bug Hiding Spots
  • Check any unknown bug with this online tool to quickly check if it is a Bed Bug. The tool is free, and always accessible. It only takes a few seconds to let you know for certain if what you’ve found is a bed bug.
  • Unpack only what’s necessary and keep the rest in the bag/suitcase. Cautious individuals may even want to keep belongings in sealed plastic bags (zip lock bags or similar).
  • Leave the room immediately and request a different room if bed bugs or their signs have been confirmed. Savvy travelers always carry a travel-size pesticide version for such situations.
  • Wash the clothes with a specialized Laundry Detergent or heat treat them after returning home in case of exposure to bed bug signs.

If at any time you discover red swells on your body they could be from Bed Bugs. This infographic might help you, since swells may occur for various reasons. Regardless of their origin, consider using a specialized cream, or a specialized tool such as bite away to treat them before the itch develops. Regardless of the true cause, we still recommend you consider swells as a potential sign of bed bugs and react to them on the spot. This may sound like an overreaction, but a minute of your time here is a good investment into your near future. Do not react with panic, but by conducting a thorough check of the environment (see the graphic above).

If you do find bed bugs or even only their signs we recommend ordering yourself a bottle of SayByeBugs. It was developed especially for home bed bug infestations since it is highly effective, yet non-toxic and safe for your family. It will not leave any stains or odor, so you will be able to apply it without any worries for you or your belongings.

While waiting for the delivery make sure to check the 6 Steps to Take Immediately after Discovering Bed Bugs.

Feel free to save the guide, print it, or even forward it to whomever you think might need it.

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Interested to learn more about Bed Bug Prevention?

Click on the links below to learn more.

  1. Ultimate Guide for a Bed-Bug-Free Life
  2. Guide to Bed-Bug-Free Thrift Shopping

If you really want to get rid of bed bugs today try SayByeBugs! It was developed as a safe and highly effective alternative among a sea of products that rarely deliver on their promises.

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