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How to Prevent Bed Bugs in
Dorm Rooms

College dorm room buildings are infamous for being prone to bed bugs. Whether you’re a college student or a parent, it’s important to know how to prevent the spread of bed bugs by learning the signs of an infestation, covering mattresses, and spreading bed bug awareness.

To stop college students from spreading bed bugs while traveling:

  1. Inspect luggage and suitcases for bed bugs
  2. Inspect second-hand furniture for signs of bed bugs
  3. Always cover mattresses with protective covers
  4. Inspect room for signs of bed bugs before moving in or out
How to prevent bed bugs in dorm rooms in Northern Utah - Rentokil

Bed Bugs in Colleges

Student housing is a prime target for bed bug infestations. Because colleges house individuals from all over the world that travel all the time, bed bug problems are prone to start at any time of the year. When it comes to bed bugs in dorms, it’s important to know where to look. Beds, couches, chairs, baseboards, dressers, and clothing are all susceptible to harboring bed bugs. Especially because most dorm room furniture is second-hand, it’s important to stay vigilant about looking for signs of infestations, especially when you are moving in or out of a dorm room.

How to Prevent College Students Bringing Bed Bugs Home

Bed bug infestations in Northern Utah homes commonly start when college students arrive home for the holidays or summer vacation. In order to prevent this, make sure your college student takes precautions in packing their suitcase, especially if it was used for other travel plans. Before unpacking, be careful about storing items before they’ve been washed. It’s best to wash all clothing (even clean clothes) in a hot wash, steam-clean the suitcase, and store it up off the floor or in your garage.

How to Prevent Bed Bugs in College

It’s important for college students to stay proactive about bed bugs. Learning the signs and communicating any suspicions of an infestation is extremely important. Bed bugs can easily spread from one dorm room to another, making it important to deal with the problem as soon as possible. By keeping a tidy room, covering your mattress, and taking care while traveling, you can lessen the risk of getting a bed bug problem in your dorm room.

How to Prevent Bed Bugs in Dorm Rooms in Salt Lake County and Northern Utah

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