Ever heard the saying, “Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite”? It’s more than just a whimsical rhyme; bed bugs are real, and they can turn your peaceful slumber into a nightmare. Be aware, be proactive, but don’t panic.
With a few tricks, Linen-etc.com knows you can transform your bed into a bug-free haven and bid those tiny, nocturnal intruders goodbye.
The sneaky invaders
There has been a lot of news about bedbugs, which started in Paris during the Paris Fashion Week. Since then, hotels and other forms of hospitality have been paying more attention to the situation and being more proactive.
Bedbugs are the ultimate stealth artists. They’re tiny, nocturnal, and adept at hiding in your bedroom. They thrive on human blood, and they’re not afraid to make your mattress their five-star dining establishment.
By raising your awareness and using preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of encountering and dealing with a bedbug infestation.
A few tips
- Inspect your accommodation
Inspect the mattress, headboard, and nearby furniture like a detective; look for signs of bedbugs, such as reddish-brown stains or small reddish-brown bugs that resemble apple seeds.
- Use protective encasements, seal the cracks
Linen-etc.com has specialised bed protection including hypo allergenic and bedbug-resistant encasements. These can help prevent bedbugs from hiding in cracks and crevices on the mattress. Don’t hurry, you don’t need to change your pillow or mattress. At Linen-etc.com, we offer the solution – a protector that encases your mattress or pillow, not allowing any bedbugs to sneak in.
- Regularly launder and dry bedding
Linen-etc.com understands the importance of being able to wash bedding and other linens at 60º and dry them on 60º as this is the hottest setting that will kill and prevent any bedbugs. Remember: This temperature 60º is the lowest temperature to kill germs and destroy eggs. So, it’s important to know that you can wash at this temperature when you want to.
You can find a full range of hotel quality bedding that are washable up to 60º at Linen-etc.com, including 200 thread count percale, 400 thread count percale, 300 thread sateen and Poly cotton percale 180 thread.
- Minimise clutter
Reduce hiding spots for bedbugs by minimising clutter in your living space. Clutter provides additional hiding places for these pests, making it harder to detect an infestation.
- Be mindful during travel
When traveling, use luggage racks and avoid placing your belongings directly on hotel furniture or the floor. Keep your luggage sealed when not in use. Bedbugs are globetrotters, and they might just hitch a ride on your suitcase after a vacation. Inspect your luggage thoroughly.
- Educate yourself
Learn about the signs of a bedbug infestation, such as small reddish-brown bugs, tiny white eggs, or small dark stains on bedding. Early detection is key to preventing a widespread infestation.
- Seek professional help
If you suspect a bedbug infestation, seek professional pest control assistance promptly. Attempting to handle a significant infestation on your own may not be effective.
Bedbugs might seem scary, but with the solution that we offer at Linen-etc.com, you can guarantee a restful and peaceful night of sleep for you and your guests. We have available in-store and online pillows and mattress protector encasements in all sizes. They are also breathable, and you can wash up to 60º to make sure that no bug resists.
Linen-etc.com also offer a range of hotel quality bedding washable at 60º to help create a bug-proof environment and an expressional sleep experience for you and your guests.
By Karen Love
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