Colorado is home to the nation's largest airport and many of us will be traveling for the holidays. The last thing you want to do when you travel home is bring back bed bugs.

Bed bugs are becoming a lot more common in the United States. Bed bugs can attach to your luggage and clothes when you travel as well.

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Have you ever dealt with bed bugs? It is a nightmare. I had bed bugs in an apartment I had in college. I had a pest control company solve the issue. They put a giant sign on my door that said my apartment was invaded by bed bugs.

An email was sent out to all of the residents. It was pretty embarrassing.

A Unfortunately Common Nightmare in Colorado

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I hate to break it to you, but bed bugs are often found in hotels and Airbnb's across the country. Many people will travel and have no idea that there are bed bugs where they are staying.

A lot of travelers will sleep in a bed bug-infested bed and the bed bugs will attach to either their clothes or luggage. Then the traveler comes home and the bed bugs will infest their home.

We don't want you to have this problem.

It is not extremely common for Colorado to have native bed bug infestations. When Coloradans have bed bugs, it is commonly attributed to traveling.

How to Check For Bed Bugs

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Here are three quick tips for checking for bed bugs when you travel.

  • Remove all bedding and sheets and check the folds on the mattress. Make sure to check the headboards and corners of the bed too with a flashlight.
  • You can purchase a bed bug detector.
  • Look for dark spots and suspicious signs.

I would recommend going ahead and purchasing a bed bug detector. It's easy and quick. That way you can have ease of mind.

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