Protect Your College Dorm Room From Bed Bugs

Your mattress; pay close attention to the seams and the bottom side

In all the crevices of furniture including: headboards, bed frames, upholstered chairs or futons, bureaus and desk drawers

Behind baseboards, electrical outlet covers and any existing wall hangings

Along the room’s edge, where any carpet meets the wall

Inside closets

If during regular inspections you do not spot any bed bugs, that still doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Students should be aware of the signs of bed bug activity, which may include:

Dark blood spots on the mattress

Bed bug fecal spots

Caste skins

Small, red bumps on your skin upon waking

If you notice any of these signs of bed bugs, contact your school’s housing authority or your dorm’s RA immediately!

Remain Proactive

Unfortunately, bed bugs are excellent hitch-hikers and can be introduced into your room at any time on your or your roommate’s backpack, purse or laptop so along with regular inspections throughout the year you should:

Keep clutter picked up off the floor, including clothing and text books

Hang backpacks, purses and jackets on a hanger

Vacuum regularly

If possible, purchase an anti-bed bug mattress encasement and laundry bag

Do not bring used furniture into your room, especially if it was left on a curbside, you may be getting more than you bargained for

Put your bed on risers and do not keep it in direct contact with the wall

Bed bugs are extremely difficult to get rid of so remaining proactive is best, but if you are faced with an infestation of bed bugs in your college dorm room, EnviroPest By Sprague Pest Solutions is ready to help! For colleges and universities in Denver, Boulder and throughout Colorado, we offer canine bed bug inspection services and bed bug control to help you accurately identify, and then effectively get rid of bed bugs. Please contact us today for more information.

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