Sleepovers are an essential, thrilling part of any child’s life, but they may cause more fear than fun for parents, who have to worry about cooking, cleaning, curfews and – unfortunately – bed bug infestations.
Bed bugs are transferred anywhere people from separate households come in contact with each other, especially when luggage is involved. Thankfully, with a few precautionary measures from BedBug.com, you can avoid a pest infestation and focus on the most important parts of your child’s sleepover: pizza, playtime and pillow fights.
- Ask parents of sleepover guests what steps they take in the home to prevent bed bugs to make sure you’re on the same page.
- Tell the children why bed bugs are a problem, and let them help you inspect clothes and suitcases for signs of bed bugs.
- Keep all of your bedding covered with bed bug encasements, like Protect-A-Bed’s BugLock Bed Bug Protection Pack.