Having bed bugs in your home is a huge problem. Not only do
they cause skin irritations or sleepless nights, eliminating
any bed bug infestation in your home can also be costly.
This is why you should always maintain cleanliness in your
homes and avoid keeping items that should be thrown away.
However, no matter how careful you are at keeping your home
in Singapore clear from bed bugs, these nasty pests can
still find their way into your house. If one of your
household members stay overnight at a friend's home, or if
you stay in a hotel during a business trip, any bed bugs
that are present in those places can cling on your clothes
or luggage and can eventually be brought back to your clean
and infestation-free home. So, how do you keep your home in
Singapore free from bed bugs in spite of these? Here are
some tips that can be very helpful to you.
-Use luggage that is made of hard material.
Bed bugs can easily cling on fabric and any other soft
material, but less likely on hard-sided bags.
-If you are staying in a hotel, research about that place
If previous guests have experienced being bitten by bugs
during their stay there, or complained about unclean rooms,
then you should stay away from that hotel and find a better
-Use a bed bug repellent spray.
You can spray this on your luggage before your trip to
ensure that bed bugs will stay away from your bags. You can
also use this spray on the carpets, mattresses, curtains,
and upholstery in your home, so that in case you do bring
back some bed bugs, they will not live long enough once they
get in your home.
-When you get home, do not bring your luggage straight
inside your house.
Empty it first and vacuum it completely.
-Wash all the clothes that you bring back home, whether they
are soiled or not.
Bugs do not cling on your skin but on your clothes, so
they will often be found in your luggage and belongings. Use
hot water when you rinse your clothes to ensure that any bed
bugs that is present there is killed.
-For items that cannot be laundered like books or magazines
that are included in your luggage, you can place these items
inside plastic bags and then put them in the freezer for 5
days or more.
Extreme temperatures are effective in killing bed
bugs and their eggs.
-When staying in a hotel or visiting distant relatives, keep
your clothes inside your suitcase.
They are safer from bugs if kept there, especially if you
have sprayed your bags with bug repellent. Remember that bed
bugs can also thrive in closets, curtains, and upholstery,
so taking out your clothes and placing them in hotel drawers
or closets will make them vulnerable to bugs.
-Since electronic items cannot be washed nor placed in the
freezer, you should inspect them thoroughly once you get
Bed bugs can also lurk in the crevices of your gadgets and
Cleanliness is the key to keeping your homes bed bug free.
Always maintain a sanitary environment inside your home and
practice the same even if you are staying in other places.