It’s almost back to school and this week, many college kids are heading off to their dorms, sprucing up their new places. Bed bug infestation is very common in the university. And you can avoid this by being prepared and cautious and doing the following:
- Inspecting the new room also means inspecting the new mattress, if the dorm has provided you with this. Pay close attention to the seams of it. Also check the bed frame itself, including the headboard and the screws. If you can smell something or see a hint or sign of bug infestation, request for a mattress replacement. If the university can’t provide a replacement, better get your own and buy a new one.
- Be aware of where you are sprawling. You may be napping or sitting on someone else’s bed at the dorm, and without knowing it, bring the bed bug inside your own room.
- Alert the school, via the RA, when you do suspect there are bed bugs at the dorm.
- Consider buying mattress protectors, for an extra layer or barrier for protection.