School is back!
With school returning, college students and high school boarders are moving back to campus. Packing their belongings and clothes and moving out for the next few months (or until they get homesick). The Bedbug is a traveling bug and may have the potential to live at school with you.
Should bedbugs be a concern when moving onto campus?
Bedbugs or as many like to call them, travel bugs, feed on human blood during the night while we sleep. They are called the travel bug because they travel to different hosts via clothing or bedding material. Bedbugs are attracted to the CO2 or carbon dioxide we breathe out. Though moving into an infested bedbug dorm is unlikely it is always good to take precautions and know the signs of bedbugs.
Signs of a bedbug infestation
There are many signs of a bedbug infestation. The 3 most easy-to-determine signs are:
- Blood on pillowcases and sheets
- Bedbugs shed skins in areas they hide
- Bites on exposed parts of the body while sleeping
How to prevent bedbugs from getting to your home
- Inspect hotel rooms or dorms before staying
- Avoid entering homes with the current infestation
- Use a bedbug-certified mattress cover
- Any suspected article of clothing should be placed in the dryer on high heat for 5 mins.