While the holidays are filled with fun, family, and taking a trip, one not-so-fun side effect can be hard to get rid of: Bed Bugs. Bed bugs are active all year but probably to take a trip into your home after a trip. Here are 5 ways you can avoid bed bugs now and throughout the year. If you currently have bed bugs, call a pest control company. They’re difficult to eliminate and generally requires expert treatment for quickly, reliable results.
Inspect The Room
Inspect your hotel room or rental for signs of bed bugs prior to bringing your luggage in. It’s a growing number of common for hotels to have issues with bed bugs– even costly and familiar ones– so it’s crucial to check every room. Bed bugs can be found in any type of furniture (normally cracks & crevices), not just beds. Check sofa cushions, chairs, behind headboards, and around mattress corners (pull back the sheets). Look for evidence of bed bugs, normally distinguished by extremely little, dark-colored stains. Another indication of bed bugs is skin shells that have been shed during their growth phases.
Find A New Room
If bed bug evidence is found, demand a different room (preferably not next door to the infested room) or change your accommodations.
Bed bugs typically go undetected because of their small size and nighttime behavior. So even if you examine your room and don’t find anything, beware when unloading clothes. Don’t leave luggage resting on any furniture– bed, tables, sofas, chairs– and use the luggage racks (after examining!) typically offered by a lot of hotels.
After you’ve returned home, do not bring luggage into your home. Seal in plastic bags or containers and store for a few weeks somewhere beyond your home– garage, outdoor storage closet, etc. You can take more precautions by steaming or vacuuming your bags prior to storing them.
Clothes must be washed in hot water before bringing them back into your home.
It’s possible to take all of these precautions and still bring bed bugs into your home. If you’re experiencing bed bug bites or seeing evidence of bed bugs, contact an expert bed bug control company to access the situation. An exterminator can figure out the very best treatment plan and offer you with recommendations to prevent future infestations.