How To Prevent Bed Bugs From Biting You At Night

How to Prevent Bed Bug Bites

Each of us needs a good night’s rest to function properly the next morning. Naturally, the last thing one wants is to wake up with bed bug bites. In this guide, we shall discuss a few ways to prevent bed bug bites at home or when traveling or sleeping in infested hotels. We will also discuss a few natural ways to prevent bed bug bites and stop further scarring.

How to prevent bed bug bites at home

The best way to prevent bed bug bites at home is to eliminate these pests completely. To do so, one can use a number of methods and techniques. There are many efficient ways of killing bed bugs ranging from DIY (do-it-yourself) treatments to professional ones.

  • The natural DIY techniques include application of diatomaceous earth powders, CO2 traps, borax, and steam or heat treatments. These can get rid of the larvae, eggs and adult bed bugs slowly yet effectively.
  • One can also make a natural bed bug trap using sticky tapes to catch and eliminate the bugs.
  • It is important to vacuum the entire home and wash all bedding material and clothing in hot water laundry to kill all the larvae, eggs and adult bed bugs. This is an important step to prevent bed bug bites.
  • When using chemical treatments like sprays and powders, care must be taken not to spray them on electrical outlets or other electronic goods etc.
  • It is necessary to avoid picking up furniture from the curbside or garage sales etc as this is one of the most common ways of bringing in these unwanted pests into the homes.

How to prevent bed bug bites when traveling or staying in hotels

The last thing you want is an uncomfortable night due to bed bug bites when staying in a hotel. Experts recommend several tips to prevent bed bug bites when spending a night or two away from home.

  • As soon as you check into the hotel, stash the luggage in the bathroom (as this is the only place where bed bugs will not hide in).
  • Next, you must check the bedding by pulling back the linen and inspecting all areas behind the headboard.
  • Look out for red/brown stains which are the fecal matter or discarded exoskeletons of the bed bugs.
  • It is also important to check furniture, art frames and cushion seams in the hotels order to prevent bed bug bites when staying away from home.

Naturally, if you do see these tell-tale signs, you must call the hotel management and ask for another room or, better yet, move to another hotel.

How to prevent bed bug bites naturally and prevent further scarring

  • There are many natural, essential oils that can help relieve itching and pain associated with bed bug bites.
  • To prevent bed bug bites in the first place, you can even use certain organic soaps and lotions that help repel these pests. Bathing with chamomile soap or applying calendula lotion to the body can help prevent bed bug bites. These products are also gentle enough for use on baby’s skin.
  • Witch hazel lotion and organic apple cider vinegar can also help prevent itching and pain on the affected region.
  • Lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus oils can also be added to rubbing alcohol for spraying on headboards, mattresses and the legs of the bed to prevent bed bug bites.
  • If the bed bug bite marks are already present, ensure washing the skin with hot water to dry them out. Apply aloe vera gel or an anesthetic lotion immediately to prevent scarring.
  • Rubbing an ice cube on the skin can also numb the area to prevent pain and scarring.
  • If needed, take an antihistamine like Benadryl to prevent itching caused by the bed bug bites.

Bed bug infestation can be a pesky problem that can ruin a good night’s rest. The best way to prevent bed bug bites is to ensure taking care of the infestation by using one of the bed bug elimination methods described on this blog.

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How to Prevent Bed Bug Bites

How to prevent bed bug bites. that’s front and center in the mind of anyone dealing with the irritating little critters. Here are three strategies that work – and a few important warnings. While you may not be able to get rid of bed bug bites all together, there are certainly things you can do to reduce how often these buggers make a meal of you.

How to Prevent Bed Bug Bites by the Numbers

No calculator needed. The math is really simple.

Fewer Bed Bugs = Fewer Bites

Reducing your bed bug infestation is the most obvious way to prevent bed bug bites, even if it’s not the easiest. The more bed bugs you can get rid of (or contain), the more you will prevent the bites. It’s simple math.

Use the IPM (Integrated pest management) techniques laid out in the bed bug control section of this site. Follow the plan laid out by your exterminator. Or if you are going the DIY route (not recommended unless you have no choice), create your best IPM action plan using our step-by-step tutorial. All of the suggestions below are only effective as part of a coordinated plan to eliminate the bed bug infestation in your home.

How to Prevent Bed Bug Bites by Protecting the Bed

Regardless of whether you are working with an exterminator or not,the single best thing you can do to prevent bed bug bites is to protect your bed.

Encase your mattress, pillows and box spring in a good quality mattress encasement that is designed for bed bugs.The encasements trap the bedbugs that are living there and prevents them from biting you.It also makes it easy to spot (and kill) the ones that show up from other hiding places. Obviously, that also helps you accomplish bed bug bite prevention tactic #1 above. Nice how that works, right?

Also, use bed bug detectors/traps like the climb-up interceptors to catch ‘em on the way up to the bed and on the way down. These won’t eliminate your bed bug infestation on their own, but they will help protect you from being bitten.

Prevent Bed Bug Bites by Covering Up and Getting Tucked in Tight

Bed bugs typically bite on exposed skin, so wear pajamas with long pants and long sleeves if at all possible.Even if its late July and the heat index is 100. Crank up the A/C if necessary! The middle of a full-fledged bed bug infestation isnotthe time to be sleeping in your skivvies, or worse yet, your birthday suit!

Sleep under the covers and tuck them in tight.(Maybe that’s where the old saying “sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” came from?) Again, bed bugs have difficulty biting through fabric and are looking for exposed skin. So not giving them any skin to feast on is a solid strategy to prevent bed bug bites.

Note:This will really only work if you have properly protected the bed with mattress and box spring encasements.

Things That Will NOT Prevent Bed Bug Bites

Many people’s first instinct is to move to another room to avoid getting bitten.BAD IDEA.They will follow you and you will just spread the infestation to other parts of the house. Bed Bugs are attracted to the heat of our bodies and the carbon dioxide we exhale, so they can find you – and they will – no matter where you go to try to avoid them.

Some people also believe that leaving the light on at night will prevent them from coming out.Unfortunately, this is a myth. While they are nocturnal and prefer the cover of darkness, they are blood thirsty and they will go to extremes if necessary to get their next meal. So leaving the lights on won’t go a long way to prevent bed bug bites. See more bed bug control "DOs and DON’Ts" here.

A Few Words About Bed Bug Repellents

While it mayseemlike bed bug repellents are a logical way to prevent bed bug bites, in reality they do more harm than good.Repellents can be a bad idea for a number of reasons:

  1. Many repellents you spray on your skin are not intended to be applied to skin that will be covered or left on for long periods of time (Read the label!)
  2. You can’t wear bug repellent 24 hrs a day. They’ll just find you in the daytime in another part of the house (same logic as sleeping in another room applies here too)
  3. Repellents that you spray on the bed may not be safe for you to sleep on (again, always read the label first)

Some people have recommended using a number of essential oils as a natural bed bug repellents. They may be a safer option and may work at preventing bed bug bites in the short-term. But again, that’s not really going to solve your problem.

Notwithstanding the health and safety concerns, repellents are just going to drive bed bugs further into their hiding places – and they can live there for up to 18 months without a blood meal – so in reality, you are not really preventing bed bug bites. You are just prolonging your agony.

There’s also one reason why it would be a good idea to just go ahead and "let the bed bugs bite". Ormore accurately(if you’ve protected the bed correctly), let themtryto bite.

You Need to Bait Them to Get Rid of Them

What? Let the bedbugs try to bite me?!That’s right, and here’s the reason why.

If you want to get rid bed bugs, you’re going to have to draw them out and so they can meet their death on their way to you. Unfortunately, that meansyouare the bait. If you’re using residual spray insecticides or bed bug dust (DE) they have to come in contact with it for it to kill them.

The bottom line is this. in most cases you are going to have to endure at leastsomebites for at leasta little whileto effectively get rid of the bed bugs. The trick is to make it as few bites as possible, for little time as possible.

There’s no doubt about it – bed bug bites are a pain! So to ease your mind (and soothe your itch), here are some treatment tips for making your bed bug bites a little more bearable.

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Keeping Those Bed Bugs From Biting

Throughout my early childhood I was tucked into bed with a gentle admonition: “Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Not that my parents or I had ever seen a bed bug or known anyone bitten by one.

But these days this old saying has resonance for many more people than in years past, including those who sleep in expensive homes and four-star hotels. Last month, a family living in a $3 million private house in Brooklyn discarded rooms’ worth of furniture, the cushions carefully slashed and notes attached saying the pieces had bed bugs and were not safe to take.

Had this been the case 40-odd years ago when I became a New York homeowner, I might have had a hard time furnishing my rooms; most were decorated with foundlings, including cushioned chairs. In those days, street scavengers like me had little reason to worry about bed bugs.

But the bed bug problem has become so widespread in 21st- century America that The Journal of the American Medical Association published a clinical review in April, “Bed Bugs and Clinical Consequences of Their Bites,” by Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist at Mississippi State University, and Dr. Richard deShazo, an allergist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

A Growing Problem

Although this blood-sucking parasite has been around for thousands of years, it was mainly associated with impoverished dwellings and fleabag hotels. Now, as the authors pointed out, “international travel, immigration, changes in pest control practices, and insecticide resistance” have ganged up to create “a resurgence in developed countries,” including the United States.

“Bed bug infestations have been reported increasingly in homes, apartments, hotel rooms, hospitals and dormitories in the United States since 1980,” they wrote. Reported infestations in San Francisco doubled from 2004 to 2006; telephone complaints in Toronto rose 100 percent in six months during 2002; and the number of bed bug samples sent to authorities in Australia was 400 percent higher from 2001 to 2004, compared with the previous three years.

The critters can move easily from apartment to apartment through cracks in walls and floors. In the last fiscal year in New York City, a densely populated international destination with many people living in multifamily dwellings, bed bug complaints to the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development rose to 8,840, nearly 2,000 more than in the previous fiscal year. And chances are, most residents of infested households, especially those in single-family dwellings, co-ops and condominiums, never complained to this agency.

There is some good news about bed bugs. The journal authors reported that although the insects have been blamed for transmitting more than 40 human diseases, “there is little evidence that such transmission has ever occurred.”

The bad news is that even if bed bugs don’t spread hepatitis or AIDS, they can engender feelings of shame and disgust, and they are difficult and often costly to eliminate.

Adult bed bugs are easy to see, but only if you look at the right time — during the night on or near a human target. They do most of their feeding around 4 a.m.

The insects resemble ticks. Before a blood meal they are about three-eighths of an inch long, reddish brown, with a long nose tucked under a pyramid-shaped head and chest. After feeding, they may grow to more than half an inch. But you are more likely to see their remains in the morning: tiny black specks of excrement or perhaps a blood stain on the sheet if the sleeper happened to land on a well-fed bug.

During the day, bed bugs remain in the dark, hidden in mattress cords, cracks and crevices of box springs or seams of upholstered furniture, in the backs of headboards or joints of wooden bed frames, under loosened wallpaper, or even behind picture frames over a bed — but almost always near where people spend the night.

Most people who are bitten by bed bugs do not react. Of the 30 percent or so who do, many mistake the small, pink, itchy bumps for mosquito bites, although people may become more suspicious and more sensitive with repeated bites.

People who are highly sensitive react with intense itching that prompts scratching and can lead to infections. One Brooklyn family did not know they were sharing quarters with bed bugs until a sensitive relative visited and woke in the morning with very itchy bites.

Still others may experience more extreme reactions, including asthma, generalized hives, and even a life-threatening allergy (anaphylaxis) that requires emergency treatment with epinephrine.

But most bed bug lesions can be treated with an anti-itch product like calamine lotion or a topical or oral corticosteroid and antihistamine. If bites become infected, a topical or oral antibiotic may be needed.

Prevention and Elimination

There is no effective repellent against bed bugs, so avoidance is the best protection. Resist the temptation to pick up discarded mattresses, sofas, cushioned chairs and similar furnishings that could harbor the bugs. If you can’t pass up clothes left out for the taking, carry them away in a plastic bag and then either wash them as soon as possible in very hot water, place them in a hot dryer or have them dry cleaned.

The journal authors advise that “items purchased at garage sales and resale shops, especially mattresses, box springs and bedding, be carefully inspected for bed bugs before they are brought into homes.”

It also helps to rid the house of clutter that can provide hiding places for the bugs. When traveling, check the bed for evidence of bugs before you get in. And when you return home, check your luggage for bugs that may have come along.

Home remedies — usually ineffective — are legion. One family tried standing the legs of their beds in dishes of mineral oil, which stained the floor but did not deter the bugs. The family ended up hiring a professional exterminator, which is often a more cost-effective strategy than do-it-yourself methods. After repeated treatments to the family’s apartment and the neighbors’, the exterminator now does routine maintenance.

Pesticide sprays are not recommended for use on bedding. More effective, though no bargain, is to encase the mattress and box spring in covers like those used against dust mite allergy. (They can be found for around $50 for a twin bed.)

Other remedies include high-suction vacuuming or heat or steam treatments of infested furniture, also best done by licensed professionals. If space and time are available, furniture suspected to harbor bed bugs can be placed in the sun for several days or out in the winter cold for about two weeks. The bugs can survive indoors for a long time without feeding, but when they are exposed to temperature extremes outside and have no food source, they die off or disappear.

10 Non-Toxic Tips to Keep Bugs from Biting

Are bugs bugging you? Don’t reach for the DEET just yet. Try these easy tricks to safely prevent pests (and if they still come around, we have three tips to naturally soothe any bites or stings).

Tips to Keep Bugs from Biting:

1. Protect your child by covering that delicate skin with lightweight, long sleeved shirts, long pants and socks. Insects may be attracted to floral prints. Choose light, solid colored fabrics.

2. Mosquitoes are usually most active at dusk and just before dawn. Avoid playing outside during these peak hours.

3. Keep your window and door screens in good repair. When possible keep your child protected indoors or behind mosquito netting.

4. If eating outside, use an outdoor fan to blow away mosquitoes.

5. To reduce mosquito breeding near your home, plant scented geraniums, lemon thyme, marigold, tansy, citrosa plants, sweet basil and/or sassafras.

6. Eliminate common mosquito breeding sites such as sources of standing water (old tires, pools, plastic pots, buckets, garbage cans or clogged roof gutters). Change water in birdbaths every other day.

7. Make your yard friendly for natural predators such as ladybugs, bats, dragonflys, praying mantis, spiders and birds. Stock a pond with goldfish or freshwater minnows.

8. Use yellow light bulbs (non-attractive, to bugs) in outdoor fixtures.

9. Fragrances attract insects. Avoid using scented products (such as soap or shampoo) on your child or yourself.

10. Choose safer bug repellent products (but consider efficacy if you have local insect-borne disease risks.) SafeMama.com has a great guide to natural bug repellents.

Tips for Soothing Bug Bites(from Herbal Household Remedies)

Tea tree oil.If you are stung, remove the stinger if there is one. Apply tea tree oil liberally in a circular motion surrounding the entry point — be gentle touching the point of entry! Let dry and the pain and swelling should ease in two to three minutes. Re-apply if needed.

Baking soda. Mix baking soda with water to form a paste. Again, remove the stinger and apply the paste. Cover with a gauze bandage or paper towel and tape. Leave on for one half hour or more until the pain is gone.

Onion. Relieve the itch from bug bites with an onion. The sulfur in onions neutralizes the chemicals that cause the itch. Simply slice a yellow onion in half and rub one of the cut sides on the bite. The itching should stop immediately. Refrigerate the onion in a sealed container to use again if the itching resumes. Make a fresh slice before reapplying it.

Vinegar. Good for spider bites too. Soak a cotton ball in vinegar and place it over the spider/bug bite. If you get bites on your hand or foot, put the soaked cotton ball in a bag and put your infected hand/foot in the bag over night. Make sure that the bag is not tight around the wrist/ankle. As an alternative, you may hold the soaked cotton ball in place by a band aid. By morning, the swelling and/or soreness should be gone as if you had hardly been bitten at all.

Note: Even when using natural bug repellents or remedies, watch for reactions. Some people have sensitivities. Always watch for reactions after bites and stings, also. If you notice any abnormal swelling or other signs of a serious allergic reaction, call 911, because some people can die from bites/stings if they are not treated immediately.

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14 Tips How to Prevent Bed Bugs Bites at Home and when Travelling

In recent years, bed bugs become more common and they are also difficult to control. Especially, when you travel, bed bug should be one of your concerns. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take in order to prevent bed bugs bites. By avoiding bed bugs when travelling, avoiding contaminated materials, as well as protecting your home, you will be able to prevent bed bugs.

List Of Simple Ways On How To Prevent Bed Bugs Bites:

In this article, I want to show you some of the simplest ways that can help you prevent bed bugs from getting into your house and while travelling. So, if you have already experienced bed bugs bites, and want to know how to prevent this problem from occurring again, you should keep your eyes on this article right now.

CONTENTS

I. Symptoms Of Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are small, brownish insects living on the blood of humans and animals. Bedbugs are often active at night and bite people who are sleeping. The bugs feed from 3- 10 minutes and then crawl away unnoticed. At first, most of the bedbug bites are painless, but they turn into itchy welts later on.

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of bed bug are:

  • Itching on the skin
  • Skin eruptions
  • Small red bumps
  • Skin dryness

Although less common, you can develop some life-threatening reactions to bites caused by bed bugs. These reactions include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Large blisters
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Swollen tongue
  • Infection from scratching
  • Nausea
  • Anemia

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II. How To Prevent Bed Bugs In Your House

Bed bugs can live in many places in your house. Fortunately, there are some measures that you can take to prevent a bed bug infestation in your house. Here are some simple tips that can be effective in reducing the risks of getting bed bugs bites.

1. Replace The Mattress Every 2-3 Years

This is the first way on how to prevent bed bugs bites at home that we want to mention in this article and want all of my readers to apply for good. It is a smart action you should take if you want to eliminate this problem from its source. When bed bugs have appeared in your bed, it is very difficult to find out where they are, and eliminate them. Addition to this, bed bugs can spread to other areas around your home and you will find difficult to control them.

Also, you can cover your mattress with a plastic protective cover. The bed bugs will not be able to crawl under this protective cover and penetrate the fabric. You can find mattress protective covers at most of the bed-selling stores. If you bring bed bugs to your home, the protective covers will help you see the bugs more easily. If bed bugs have already appeared in your mattress, you should dispose of these bugs instead of removing them.

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2. Use Essential Oils

There are a few scent options that can be used to keep the bed bugs away, so you can pick any of these essential oils. You just need to add 6-10 drops of your favorite essential oil to a spray bottle that is packed with ¼ cup of water. Then, spray the scented water on your items and in your house.

Some essential oils that can help keep bed bugs away include cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, peppermint, thyme, lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil. Plus, you can make a repellant for the body by mixing the essential oil in a carrier oil like grape-seed or jojoba oil. This is also one of the best tips on how to prevent bed bugs when travelling and at home that you should not miss yet make use right from today!

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3. Vacuum Rugs And Carpets Often

To prevent a bed bug infestation, you should vacuum your carpets and rugs every week. If you suspect that you have already brought home bed bugs, then you should vacuum daily until you are sure that there is no bed bug in your house. After that, you should dispose of the vacuum contents in plastic bags before removing them from your home right away. Actually, vacuuming your items often is known as one of the greatest ways on how to prevent bed bugs bites that you should not look down.

4. Check Secondhand Clothes And Furniture

When it comes to ways on how to prevent bed bugs bites, you should try to check secondhand clothes and furniture. According to a study [1] , secondhand clothes and furniture are some biggest risks for bug infestation, so purchasing new items may be your safest solution. In case you decide to buy secondhand items, you should make sure to check the crevices and seams of all secondhand items for red spots or reddish-brown bed bugs. Then, wash and dry all of the washable items immediately. Also, you do not take any piece of furniture or clothes from the trash.

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5. Store Your Clothes in Sealed Bags

When you are looking for simple ways on how to prevent bed bugs bites, storing your clothing in sealed bags may be a great solution. You should store them in vacuum-sealed bags because this can make your items less accessible to bugs. Addition to this, you should also keep your seasonal clothes in vacuum sealed bags, remove the air from these bags before putting them away. This way can help you prevent your items like blankets and sweaters from getting infested by bugs.

6. Always Check Used Items

To prevent a bed bug infestation, you should check the used items regularly, even harmless products such as electronics. Even if it seems to have no bed bug, you should also perform basic checks to all of your items in your house, even items you plan to bring into your house. Some items such as stereo receivers, computers, televisions, game systems and remotes have vents where bugs can hide easily, so you should check these vents carefully.

7. Use Home Remedies For Bed Bug Bites

To prevent bed bug bites, you can use organic soaps and lotions. Also, these products are gentle for the skin, so you can include them in your skin care for good.

  • Use witch hazel lotion and apple cider vinegar to help prevent pain and itching caused by bed bug bites.
  • Rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus oils can be added to some rubbing alcohol for spraying items to prevent bed bug bites.
  • If you have bed bug bites, wash the affected skin with hot water before applying aloe vera gel to prevent scarring.
  • Rub an ice cube on your affected skin to numb the skin area and prevent pain and scarring as well.

Next, we will show you some of the simplest ways on how to prevent bed bugs when travelling. So, if you are planning to travel to other areas and want to prevent the risk of bringing bedbugs home, you should keep reading this article right now.

III. How To Prevent Bed Bugs When Travelling

Travelling is so wonderful, but bringing bed bugs home from travelling is actually a nightmare for everyone. However, you can take some simple measures to prevent bugs when travelling.

1. Investigate Hotels

According to a study [2] , prior to choosing a hotel, you need to research some options and also read customer comments. Currently, there are a lot of sites offering hotel feedbacks, so you can take advantage of these helpful resources. However, in some cases, an unhappy guest who just wants to ruin the reputation of the hotel can leave negative comments. So, if you see a few comments related to the bed bugs, consider them a legitimate concern.

Actually, this is known as one of the best ways on how to prevent bed bugs when travelling that you should know and then try to apply for good.

2. Check The Signs Of Bed Bugs

Another way on how to prevent bed bugs when travelling that you should not look down is to check the signs of bed bugs. Look for small red spots, reddish-brown bugs, egg casings, and yellow skins. Check crevices and seams of all of the furniture in your hotel. You do not neglect the wooden furniture near your mattress. In case you find a bug, you can leave the hotel immediately. If you cannot find any bed bug, this does not mean that there is no bug there. If you have had an itchy rash after waking up, then bed bugs may be present in your bed.

3. Keep The Luggage Away From Your Bed

Even in case you do not find any sign of bed bugs, you should avoid keeping your luggage near the hotel bed. Your luggage can become a possible source that carries bugs back from your travel. According to a study about keeping the bedbugs at bay [3] , keeping your items away the bed can give you the best option to prevent a bed bug infestation. If there is no luggage rack in your hotel room, the bathroom may be the safest locations for your luggage.

Besides, if you are worried about the bedbug concern in your hotel, you should:

  • Do not use too many towels.
  • Do not hang anything in the closet
  • Bring your own pillows.
4. Wash Your Clothes Separate From Your Other Laundry

When you wash your clothes, you should include all of your clothes that you brought, not just the clothes you have already worn. Then, you should dry your clothes on the highest setting or take your clothes to the professional dry cleaners. According to a research [4] , the high heat can kill off bed bugs while washing alone will not be enough to kill the bugs. To get the best results, wash the items in hot water and then dry them for 30 minutes on high heat. If you suspect that there are bed bugs on your clothes, you should undress on the hard surface floor. Then, you will wipe off the floor in order to capture bed bug that can fall off your clothes.

Do you want to know other great ways on how to prevent bed bugs bites? If your answer is “yes”, you should continue to read this article for good.

5. Teach Your Children Hotel Protocol

When it comes to ways on how to prevent bed bugs when travelling, you should teach your children hotel protocol. You just need to tell your children the reason why you are inspecting the room and tell them the concerns about bedbugs and other insects. Also, you can look for traces of white powder because it could be used to treat bed bugs. Insecticides are not good for human health, especially young children. And, you may want to ask for another hotel room or go to another hotel.

6. Have A Post – Vacation Plan

When you go back home from your travel, you should wash all of your clothing in hot water. Remember that bedbugs cannot survive in temperature above 122 o F, so this will ensure that you do not take up bed bugs in your drawers and closets. Besides, you should vacuum out your suitcases, cover them with a plastic luggage case, seal them up before storing them away.

In fact, this is another great way on how to prevent bed bugs when travelling that you should know and then consider having a post-vacation plan right after you come back home.

7. Use Neem Oil

This is the last but very important way on how to prevent bed bugs when travelling that we want to mention in this article and want all of my readers to apply for good. Consider using a natural insecticide for your hotel room. And neem oil [5] may be one of the best solutions for you. You just need to mist your bed and its surroundings with a spray containing a few drops of neem oil. Actually, using neem oil is a safe solution that can help you keep bed bugs at bay.

After reading this interesting article and discovering simple ways on how to prevent bed bugs bites, you and my other readers of Healthy Guide should consider applying one or more of these natural ways as soon as possible. Actually, all of these ways have been reported to be effective in preventing bed bugs from getting into your house. Therefore, if you are concerning about this problem, you should try to apply these ways for good. One more things, if you know other simple ways on how to prevent bed bugs bites or you have any experience in this problem, you should share them with other readers by leaving your comments in the comment below.

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