Usually when people talk about bed bugs, they think about nasty sheets. If you’ve ever gone to a really low rent and low class hotel, you know that they have nasty sheets. The owner would tell you that they cleaned the sheets, but you only need to look and smell the sheets to know that the owner of the motel or whatever hole it is you found yourself in is flat out lying through his teeth.
Some roach motel owners play a trick on you. They would spray some cologne on the sheets to make it smell really good. Smelling clean and amazing is one thing, not exposing yourself to nasty bacteria and bugs is another thing entirely. Believe me, bed bug bites don’t lie.
Either you get bitten by bed bugs or you don’t. Either there’s an infestation or there isn’t. There is no in between. It’s kind of like asking “Are you pregnant or not?” There are really only two options. Yes or no.
This is why a lot of people really need to be very careful about their surroundings because it is your hygiene that attracts bed bugs. I know this is not popular. I know that a lot of people would rather imagine that as long as you avoid places where bed bugs congregate, you will be free and clear. If only things were that easy and simple.
You have to remember that bed bug bites can happen wherever you are because bed bugs are extensions of your personal hygiene. If you are sloppy or lazy in cleaning up your environment, don’t be surprised if eventually, cockroaches, bed bugs, ants and other nasty six legged pests show up. It comes with the territory.
In fact, if you refuse to change, don’t be surprised if rats show up. To avoid getting bed bug bites in your car, you just need to do one thing. What is it? Clean your car. Make sure it’s dry. Make sure that it’s completely exposed to sunlight. In other words, keep it tight and clean.
If you’re able to do that, you won’t have to worry about bed bugs pretty much in any kind of interior space.
Your car can be a hotbed of bed bug activity if you are a slob. There, I said it. I know it sounds harsh. It sounds judgmental and who wants to be judgmental in this day and age, right? Well, if I were to tell you that cars can’t have bed bugs, I would just be fooling you. At the very least, I would be taking you away from what you should be doing-investing in your very own personal hygiene. This is really the key to a bed bug free life. Nothing else will do. Hygiene is not just physical. It also involves your attitude and your mental routines. If you are lazy or if you are so focused on comfort and convenience, don’t be surprised if you take so many shortcuts regarding your surroundings that you come down with bed bugs.