This is one of the best times of year to unknowingly obtain bed bugs from your loving family and friends. Don’t be a bed bug victim this holiday season! Its hard to be jolly when you’re waking up with bed bug bites.
If you know of a family member or friend who has dealt with bed bugs recently then you should be hesitant to invite them over for the holiday gatherings. If you can not bear to be without their presence then you could try to “decontaminate” them and their belongings in order to prevent a bed bug infestation in your home.
Bed Bug Decontamination Procedures:
1. Do not bring any luggage into the home. Leave it outside or in the garage.
2. All clothes need to be removed from luggage and put directly into the wash and dry using the hottest settings.
3. Also wash clothes that “contaminated” person is wearing.
4. Put shoes in the dryer or leave them outside.
Bed Bug infestations can begin with one pregnant female. They lay five eggs a day, they take ten days to hatch, and they bite from birth. It may take three weeks or longer for a bed bug infestation to become apparent.