Bed bugs in Kansas City are travelers. Before moving into your mattress or settling down in your nightstand, they may have lived in a hotel, an office, a school or some other place people gather. They can attach themselves to clothes, furniture, luggage and even your pets. While rare, they can also live in your car, which gives them easy access to anything you transport and every place you go, including your home.
If you suspect bed bugs, or have had an issue at home, you should inspect your car on occasion to help keep these tiny passengers from re-infesting your home. And if that’s the case, any car you may be driving, including your rental car, should be checked for signs of an infestation.
You should approach inspecting your car for bed bugs the same way you would your room:
· Remove all trash and clutter where bed bugs can hide.
· Conduct a thorough visual inspection, looking for them along seams in your car seats, under the seats, in the glove compartment and the console.
· Look for signs of them, such as dark spots and blood stains. Shed exoskeleton may also be visible.
· Use double-sided tape to check the area around your seats, floor mats and rugs. Press the tape into all crevices. Pull it back and inspect it to see if any bed bugs are present. Young ones may be hard to see, so look closely.
If you do find signs of infestation, don’t despair. There are safe and effective ways to deal with this type of bed bug problem.
Apparently, you can get bed bugs on an airplane. Yup – they’re not just on beds, these bugs like to catch flights too. They are little pests that grow to the size of an apple seed. They’re known for feeding off blood, thus causing itchy and blotchy spots on their human hosts. Their name has always implied that bed bugs typically appear in one area – a bedroom. However, they actually can spread and travel with their human hosts.