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Who's At Risk of Getting Bed Bugs in Iowa?

Bed bugs had a resurgence in the ’90s after decades of near dormancy. Nowadays, anyone and everyone can get a bed bug problem. There are a few people in particular that are at a higher risk of bed bugs than your typical individual.

Those that are at the highest risk of getting bed bugs include:

  • College students
  • Travelers
  • Secondhand furniture buyers
  • Anyone that has visited an infected area
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Do Hotels Have Bed Bugs?

As unfortunate as it is, hotels and motels are prime hotspots for bed bug infestations. For one, bed bugs are never short of a meal in hotel rooms. Even if a room is vacant for a day or two, they can easily spread to another room. Bed bugs inside one room can quickly lead to an infested hotel. 

To prevent the horror of finding bed bugs in your hotel, always do a lot of research beforehand. After you check in, it’s smart to check the mattress for signs of bed bugs. For extra protection, consider storing your suitcase above ground or in the bathtub, away from the reach of bed bugs who may want to hitch a ride back home with you.

Bed Bugs and College Students

Just as they love hotels, bed bugs love to infest college dorm buildings. With so many people in one building, bed bugs can quickly spread throughout student housing units. The last thing a college student has time for is bed bugs, which is why it’s important to always report the early signs of an infestation if noticed. Before they return home for the holidays, or for summer vacation, make sure your college student has thoroughly cleaned their suitcase before storing it.

Bed Bugs in Iowa Homes

Bed bugs are not selective and will infest any place they can get food. Even worse, they can live for up to a year without getting a blood meal. Bed bugs are known to be opportunists, and will travel to new places where they can breed. Even if you believe you are not at risk, bed bugs can still infest your home. For this reason, it’s crucial to always be on the lookout for signs of their activity, and to contact your local bed bug exterminators for help if you find them!

Who’s At Risk of Getting Bed Bugs in Iowa?

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