Published on Feb 24, 2016
The most common question the people of Toronto ask us is "...How do I avoid getting bed bugs?..." . Most people don't think about bed bugs until they've been affected by them personally. Once that happens many hours of research is spent learning about bed bugs, how to exterminate them and how to avoid getting them in the first place.
Avoiding bed bugs completely is simply no longer possible. It is quite easy to be exposed to them and not even know it. Over the past ten years the bed bug problem has increased to the point where it is quite likely that if you're in a public place there are people that have bed bugs on them within shouting distance of you. It's not a pleasant thought but it is, unfortunately, true.
There are many places where bed bugs are found and avoiding them is simply not practical. Busses, airplanes, taxis, trains and all forms of public transportation are likely, at one point or another, to have a least a few bed bugs that have been brought into them and left behind. The problem here is that once a bed bug looses its 'grip' on the person that brought it in, it will find a nice dark hiding place to live until it gets hungry. Bed bugs feed on our blood but they prefer to feed in a dark and undisturbed setting...
Can you think of the perfect place for a bed bug to feed?... How about a movie theatre! Movie theatres provide pretty close to the perfect feeding environment for bed bugs! A theatre is dark, filled with numerous humans that are essentially sitting still for long periods of time... Perfect!
Doctors' offices, medical clinics and hospitals are also very common places to find bed bugs but you simply can not avoid going to these places can you?!... So, in this video we offer some easy and very practical tips on how to avoid bed bugs when you're in places and situations that tend to present a higher degree of probability that you may be exposed them.
When travelling it is important to conduct a bed bug inspection of your hotel room (we'll be making a fantastic video on that exact subject soon), special care should be taken to ensure that you avoid getting bed bugs into and onto your suitcase - we explain how to do this here.
In addition, we cover the sometimes embarrassing subject on how to avoid having your relatives and friends bring bed bugs into your home and we offer a great solution on bed bug avoidance if your visitors must stay with you even though you know they are battling a bed bug problem in their home.
As we mention in this video, you can get bed bugs anywhere these days... It doesn't matter where you work, where you live, how much money you make or what your social status is... You can be exposed to bed bugs anywhere! Avoiding bed bugs is possible by taking some fairly basic steps - especially when you travel - and can go a long way to help preventing you from having to deal with the problem at home.
For more information contact us at 1-855-BUGHEAT or (416) 893-1340