It has been three years since I last wrote on bed bugs. Last week Le Parisien reported that nearly every day a resident is forced to throw out their infested mattresses. Further RVIP a property management group told the publication that the bugs are coming from the United States. RIVP manager Oliver Perret said: “It’s been like this for two or three years,” RIVP group said that 20% of the 1,000 properties it oversees have dealt with bedbug infestations. The group told reporters that it had been deep-freezing infested furniture at -25C in order to get rid of them and they claim the technique is working.
My tips for minimising your exposure
- Check the Bed Bug Registry for Canadian and US bedbug sightings or registry at bedbugs.net for global info
- Peel back the bedding and check the seams of the mattress for traces of bedbugs — either bloodstains, bugs themselves or tiny pale poppy seed like eggs
- Don’t put your suitcase on any bed. Bags can get infested by bugs hitching a ride from infected bedspreads. Place bags on an un-upholstered piece of furniture.
- Keep your clothes in your case or hang them up instead of placing them in drawers
Have you had any bed bug experiences?