Do bedbugs like cars?
June 11, 2012 10:53 AM Subscribe
I'm paranoid about bedbugs, probably from reading too much Ask.Mefi. Help fill in the gaps for my one weak spot in a vacation plan.
posted by Addlepated to science & nature (15 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be traveling by car for vacation to a city that has a large bedbug problem. Many hotels are in the bedbug registry, including two entries for the one I'll be staying at, although it looks like management is very responsive and aggressive in treatment. But, should the worst happen and I pick up bedbugs, I know what to do - don't bring any of my things into the house unless it's directly into the dryer.
But what about my car? If I have picked up bedbugs, couldn't they then lurk in my car?
Although I do live in Texas and temperatures in cars here can get very high, I have read that this is not a reliable way to deal with bedbugs because there can be cool spots. So then, should I bomb the car? Or something? Am I overthinking this?