How do I prevent bringing bed bugs home with me?by Kurt Dyer on 12/25/11
How do I prevent bringing bed bugs home with me?
If you have visited a dwelling infested with bed bugs, the following procedures will help prevent you from bringing the pests home.
•Wash all clothing in 120° F water and use a machine dryer set on hot before or as soon as the clothing is brought back into the home.
•Suitcases should be carefully inspected, scrubbed with a stiff brush and thoroughly vacuumed.
•Seal the luggage in a plastic bag for several months to prevent bed bugs from feeding and they will eventually die. Bed bugs can live several months without a blood meal.
•Leaving luggage for several hours in a closed vehicle in full summer sun may also kill bed bugs and eggs.