It is that time of year again–time for students to go back to college. No college student wants to return to campus to discover that bed bugs have moved into their new dormitory! Below are some tips that can help prevent bed bug infestations in college dorms.
Wash Your Clothes In Hot Water
When you are packing up your suitcase, it is important to keep an eye out for bed bugs. After all, bed bugs could be hiding in articles of your clothing. Since bed bugs cannot withstand extremely hot temperatures, it is a good idea to wash your clothes in hot water.
Be Cautious With Secondhand Furniture
College students are always looking for ways to save money; especially when it comes to buying furniture! Used furniture is usually inexpensive, which is why it can be found in college dorms. Before bringing secondhand furniture into your new home away from home, be sure to inspect it for bed bugs.
Inspect The Mattress For Bed Bugs
Once you have arrived at your college dormitory, the first thing you should do is inspect your new mattress for bed bugs. Bed bugs often burrow into the seams or the corners of the mattress. In addition, stains or spots on your mattress could be warning signs of a bed bug infestation.
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