Health Tip: Keep Bedbugs Out of Your Bags

By on January 21, 2015

Health Tip: Keep Bedbugs Out of Your Bags

Bedbugs are crafty little critters that can sneak into your luggage while you’re traveling, then make themselves comfortable in your home.

The University of Minnesota Extension suggests:

  • Packing anything that could harbor bedbugs in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Separating laundry according to color, so you can put dirty laundry directly into the washing machine.
  • Laundering all clothing in the hottest setting possible.
  • Inspecting your luggage for bedbugs. If you see them, wash luggage with a scrub brush and hot, soapy water.
  • Heating infested items to 120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least two hours. Or freezing infested items to 23 degrees Fahrenheit for at least five days.

Source: HealthDay

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