The Original Washington, D.C. Area Bed Bug Extermination Company
Arlington, VA | Washington, DC
24/7 Bed Bug Call Center
Bed Bug Luggage & Moving
Drive Luggage Into Our Shop Before Into Your Home.
Bed Bug & Beyond treats your luggage, too.
Our machines, run at a nuclear, moisture free, 360 deg. F., killing bed bugs and their EGGS on contact.
Luggage Service is provided free of charge to clients with confirmed residential infests.
Bed Bug Luggage Heat Treatment
Bedbugs have not gone away, they've just found new places to hide. But the answer to the bedbug apocalypse might be right in your closet, or under your bed, or in that Air B&B you stayed in last week. But what about the luggage and your vehicles? The Achilles' heel of a bedbug is heat and light. They die when it gets to 140 degrees, but even cooler temperatures will do the trick considering the bed bug cannot let itself out of an automobile. It will cook in a few hours on a hot Virginia day. Not to mention the plastics, rubber, and chemicals in a vehicle. So, for these reasons, your vehicle is very likely safe from bed bugs and we'll make sure of it.
Keeping Your Luggage Safe From Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs often hitchhike along the zipper seams of luggage. Their eggs look like a miniaturized piece of white rice and are often laid in clusters.
A number of ways to reduce bedbug infestations when traveling include: keeping your suitcase off the floor, closing it when not in use, inspecting the hotel's bed, sheets and headboard upon arrival and putting your clothes in a hot dryer when returning home.
Advice on bedbug control can be found on the EPA website.
Rubbing alcohol can also be lethal to a live bed bug. When squirted from a spray bottle, one squirt directly on the bed bug will do the trick. However, DO NOT saturate fabrics or furniture or walls with rubbing alcohol. Only spray a live bed bug. Otherwise, not only is it ineffective but unsafe: The rubbing alcohol loses its potency as soon as it leaves the bottle and evaporates. Rubbing alcohol is also highly flammable.
If in doubt, contact Bed Bug & Beyond for a free phone consultation.