When you mention bed bugs, most people will first think of hotels. But did you know that bed bugs are hiding and waiting to hitch a ride home with you in many public places? They are like tiny monsters that are nearly visible to the naked eye. You need to know where they may be sheltering if you want to protect yourself from health risks. Let’s check out the top ten bed bug infestation in public places you may accidentally pick up.
1. Trains, Buses, Trams and Planes
Thousands of Irish people take public transportation on a daily basis. They have to pay for the fare. However, bed bugs ride for free on trains, buses, trams and planes. Bed bugs are smaller than a grain of rice and not easy to detect, so it’s unlikely you’ll see the pests getting cosy in your seat. Before sitting down, you should check to ensure that the seat is clean. Bed bugs will follow you home, so you should take precautions when you return home. Don’t place your bags or coats on your bed, and closely inspect your belongings when you unpack. Also, it necessary to follow some bedbug prevention tips.
2. Public Libraries
Many people, especially students, usually go to a public library to study or borrow books. If you are not careful when borrowing books from these places, “crawling into bed with a good book” could take on a whole new meaning. Therefore, before going home and enjoy best-selling books, we strongly advise you to check every single page and spines for bed bugs. These pests could be circulating from one reader’s home to the next. It does not take you too much time, but it can help to protect your home from bed bug infestation. Then you can enjoy your books without worrying about some uninvited pest reading over your shoulder.
3. Retail Stores
Although bed bugs don’t fly, they can move from one place to another. From clothes to furniture, bed bugs are just waiting for moving day. They may be hiding in the goods or clothes, ready for an opportunity to travel to another location. If you buy any clothes from retail stores, you should wash them carefully before use to avoid bed bug infestation. Otherwise, you may have to deal with an unpleasant invasion in your closet.