Garage Sale Mishaps

So this time of year marks the height of garage sale season.  As you go out looking for those great finds and hidden treasures, make sure there are not hidden mishaps coming along with them!

In the past our main concern was plugging something in to make sure it works, looking for rips or stains on clothing, etc.  These days we have to also include Bed Bugs in our search of the perfect items to take home.

Bed Bugs are great “hitch-hikers” and can be in furniture, bags, clothing and stuffed toys.  It is also important to remember that Bed Bugs don’t care how much money someone has, or how clean their house is.  So, just because you are garage selling in a high-end neighborhood doesn’t mean you are safe from taking home an unwanted guest.

Check out this great Fact Sheet to help you know what to look for, and tips for anytime you are bringing a used item into your home.

http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-9913/T-4421web.pdf

 

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