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Bedbug Precautions

January 27, 2007

Ah, yes, Bedbug Precautions…There is no full proof way to avoid these little buggers. Your place could be spotless, and I’m sure these little vampires more than appreciate you keeping a clean table for them to dine.

But, of course, one should keep clean, and here’s some suggestions for your home:

  • Double Sticky Tape is your friend. Use it around the legs of beds, dressers, tables, chairs, go karraaaaaazy. (Bedbugs can not travel across sticky tape.)
  • Items you do throw out, bag and tag, so no one else takes the item thinking they’ve hit lotto.
  • NO Sidewalk Shopping!!! If it’s out in the street; there is a reason!
  • Please check A Note to My Neighbors for helpful information, and please pass it on.

And, when you’re away from home, here’s some more suggestions:

  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles:
    1. Make sure the clothes you wear can be washed in HOT water.
    2. Keep a plastic bag with you, place the items you wore in it, and store until you can wash. Do not open the bag otherwise!
    3. Avoid Suitcases. Use a knapsack so you can wash it.
  • Hotels, Motels and the Like:
    1. When in hotels, do not use the drawers.
    2. Keep your items in your suitcase or knapsack
    3. Use the fold out “table” (for lack of a better word) that the hotel provides for you to place your suitcase on. If one is not provided, keep your stuff in the bathtub and/or keep it in a plastic bag.
    4. Ensure nothing hits the floor!
    5. Consider Camping

Lastly, don’t keep quiet it’s the Bedbugs best defense and our worst offense.

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