Sunday, May 08, 2011


Bed bugs are a hotel guest's worst nightmare. But there's not much you can do about them since they are so hard to see and it's only when you've returned home from a trip that the telltale red bumps start to invade your skin.
And not even avoiding skanky budget hotels will protect you as luxury hotels have been known to be infested too.
But now there's a product out there that claims it can keep bed bugs from getting into your suitcase EcoSmart Bed Bug Travel Repellent uses botanical ingredients to "erect a barrier around [a] suitcase and other areas so bed bugs, if they're lurking can’t hitch a ride home."
And if you're staying in hotel rooms, you can spray EcoSmart around the headboard of the bed and the mattress area to keep the bed bugs from biting in your sleep. You can even spray EcoSmart in your home if you think the bed bugs may have followed you there.
EcoSmart claims to be just as effective as the strong chemical insect repellents due to its botanical ingredients which work much like defense mechanisms employed by trees and shrubs to keep out insects.
We haven't actually used EcoSmart yet but the repellent costs just $4 for a TSA-compliant travel sized bottle. Seems like a fair price to pay to keep out the bed bugs. Maybe hotels could invest in giant bottles too?
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