Safe Travels and Bed Bug Prevention for March Break 2024

Safe Travels and Bed Bug Prevention for March Break 2024

March Break is just around the corner, and whether you're jet-setting to a sunny destination or embarking on a cozy staycation, it's crucial to prioritize your comfort and safety. While the excitement of travel can be exhilarating, it's essential to be aware of potential pitfalls, including the dreaded bed bug infestations that can turn your dream vacation into a nightmare.

Understanding the Bed Bug threat

Bed bugs are not picky travelers; they hitch rides on luggage, clothing, and even people, making them expert stowaways. According to recent statistics, certain areas in the USA and Canada experience higher rates of bed bug infestations compared to others. Chicago maintains its #1 ranking on Orkin’s 2024 Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List for the fourth consecutive year, followed by New York and Philadelphia in second and third place, respectively, for cities with the highest bed bug prevalence. Greensboro, N.C., notably surged twenty-five spots into the Top Twenty, while Milwaukee (#25) and Tampa (#31) climbed fifteen and ten spots, respectively. Major urban centers such as Toronto, New York, and Vancouver are notable hotspots for these unwelcome pests, with hotels, hostels, and public transportation acting as common breeding grounds.

Safe Travel Practices

To ensure a bed bug-free March Break getaway, consider the following tips:

  1. Inspect Accommodations Thoroughly: Upon arrival at your hotel or vacation rental, take a few moments to inspect the room for any signs of bed bugs. Check mattress seams, headboards, and upholstered furniture for dark spots or shed skins. Use an Amcan mattress encasement to keep any bedbugs in the mattress, and off of you.
  2. Keep Luggage Elevated: Avoid placing your luggage directly on the bed or floor. Instead, use luggage racks or keep your bags elevated on a hard surface to minimize the risk of bed bug transfer.
  3. Laundry Protocol: Pack a roll of Amcan's water soluble laundry bags to store dirty laundry separately from clean clothes during your trip. Upon returning home, wash all clothing in hot water and dry on high heat to kill any potential bed bugs or eggs.
  4. Be Vigilant: Even luxury accommodations are not immune to bed bugs. Remain vigilant throughout your stay, and if you suspect an infestation, notify hotel staff immediately and request a room change.

Amcan Products for Peace of Mind

At Amcan, we understand the importance of feeling safe and comfortable while traveling. That's why we offer a range of products designed to protect against bed bugs and other pests:

  1. Bed Bug Proof Mattress Encasements: Our mattress encasements provide a protective barrier against bed bugs, dust mites, allergens, spills and stains, ensuring a peaceful night's sleep wherever you go.
  2. Bed Bug Interceptors: Our bed bug interceptors, positioned under bed legs and furniture, feature a design with rough exteriors and smooth interiors to trap bed bugs attempting to climb in or out. They offer discreet, eco-friendly, and user-friendly usage, serving as both an early warning system for bed bug infestations and a vital post-treatment monitoring solution.
  3. Water Soluble Laundry Bag: Biodegradable and easy to use, they keep soiled or contaminated linens and clothing fully contained for safe handling and transport, dissolve during the washing cycle, and leave no residue behind. 
  4. Portable Bed Bug Heater: For the ultimate peace of mind, consider investing in a portable bed bug heater. Compact and easy to use, our heaters come in 3 sizes and effectively eliminate bed bugs and their eggs from luggage, clothing, and other personal belongings.

By following safe travel practices and investing in quality bed bug prevention products from Amcan Products, you can enjoy a worry-free vacation and return home refreshed and rejuvenated.

Remember, a little prevention goes a long way in ensuring a restful and relaxing getaway. Sleep tight, and happy travels!


Make Amcan your go-to provider for products to prevent bed bug infestation. Request a quote today if you need help finding the right product or have any questions.

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