With the holidays fast approaching, you might find yourself frantically Googling "how to get rid of bed bugs in luggage," after discovering you've brought home a colony of bed bugs.According to a new study, there's a way you can reduce the chance a group of these blood-sucking pests hitches a ride in your suitcase.
Aside from throwing your clothes and sheets in the dryer for an hour, there are other methods of killing bed bug eggs that are also effective. Most methods are a Do It Yourself manner. Anytime you are fighting pests in the home, especially bed bugs, you will need to make preparations and have due diligence.
If the room is heavily infested, you may find bed bugs: In the seams of chairs and couches, between cushions, in the folds of curtains. In drawer joints. In electrical receptacles and appliances. Under loose wall paper and wall hangings. At the junction where the wall and the ceiling meet. Even in the head of a screw.
Another video in our series showing detailed techniques and protocols you will need to follow in your fight to get rid of bed bugs.. This video covers how to pack-up a closet. Step 2 of the 8-Step Approach to get rid of bed bugs requires that you bag up all personal belongings in sealed, plastic bags.
Using a flashlight and a stiff, flat-edged object like a credit card or paint scraper, check around beds, mattresses, and other areas where you suspect you might have bed bugs. Look for actual bugs, eggs, feces, or molted skin as evidence of an infestation. Be sure to look in the cracks, crevices, and folds of fabric and furniture.
Your clothes are in sealed plastic bags now and what is for sure actually going to kill the bed bugs is the heat of your dryer set on high. But most people feel, if they have washable clothes, they feel more comfortable washing their clothes and laundering them.