Careful Planning Can Help You Prevent a Bed Bug Infestation
Just because you don't hear about bed bugs in the news every day doesn't mean you should let down your guard. While we wouldn’t consider bed bugs to be a seasonal pest, many folks believe that bed bug activity peaks in the summertime.
According to Pest World’s Bugs Without Borders Survey, 50% of Pest Management Professionals say that summer is the time of year when they receive more bed bug calls. Perhaps this is due to summer being heightened travel season or maybe bed bugs just prefer warmer temperatures.
Regardless of why, don't ruin a great trip by bringing back bed bugs. In this blog from Bed Bug Heaters, learn how careful planning could protect you and your family the expense, mental anguish, and inconvenience of a bed bug infestation.
Do Some Careful Research and Planning Before You Go
Search the web. Bed bug reports are tracked on several websites. You can also look up a particular hotel and read through the reviews and learn if any reports of bed bugs have happened at the hotel recently. Don’t forget that bed bugs do not discriminate. Bed bugs can happen in the cheapest of motels or the finest, five-star rated hotel.
Use Encasements at Home
Another planning tip is to protect your mattress and box spring with bedding products that help protect against bed bug infestations. Mattress and box spring encasements and liners are available that will protect you and your mattress from bed bugs. These products have been tested to keep bed bugs out of your bedding products by creating a seal which they cannot penetrate. Mattresses and box springs can be quite expensive these days so taking the extra step to protect them and you makes sense economically.
Protect Your Luggage
Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers. One of the most common ways in which you can bring bed bugs home is when they infest your luggage while you are in a hotel.
Before you unpack, make sure that your hotel room is clear of bed bugs. Check the mattress, box springs, and bedding. Inspect the upholstered items next, then check the headboard and the floor under the bed. When you get home, make sure that you thoroughly check your luggage and wash your clothing.
A luggage spray is also available that will help repel bed bugs from your belongings if it comes into contact with them. You simply spray the luggage before your trip to reduce your chance of picking up bed bugs during your travels.
Find a Reliable Treatment Plan Ahead of Time
No matter how cautious you are, sometimes a bed bug outbreak will happen. When it does, you don’t want to be searching for solutions in a panic. A heat treatment is the easiest, safest, and often the most affordable bed bug treatment. At Bed Bug Heaters, you can select from a wide variety of units that will get rid of your bed bug problem in no time.
Contact Bed Bug Heaters For Affordable Bed Bug Treatment
If you find yourself in need of an affordable bed bug treatment, Bed Bug Heaters has your solution. For more information, give us a call at (937) 506-6940 or contact us online today.