Preventing Bed Bugs While Traveling
Anyone who travels knows that it is fun to take home souvenirs, but not if they come in the form of bed bugs. In this blog, the team from Bed Bug Heaters presents a few tips to help you prevent the transportation of bed bugs from your vacation destination back to your home.
What Can I Do Before I Travel?
While selecting where you will be staying for the duration of your vacation, keep an eye on the reviews. Do you see multiple posts relating to bed bugs? If so, it might be a good idea to look for another place to stay. If you have your heart set on a particular hotel, motel, or rental property and you see that they have a few older reviews that mention bed bugs, feel free to contact them and ask if they still have any bed bug issues. Bed bugs are serious pests, and it is well within your rights to ask about information regarding a prior infestation. If they avoid your question or provide you with unclear information, it is a good idea to look into other options.
How Can You Prevent Taking Bed Bugs Home?
The first thing that you can do is inspect your hotel room thoroughly and make sure that there are no bed bugs in obvious spots. The first places that you should check are the bed linens and the underside of the mattress. Pay close attention to the seams and to any patterns stitched into the mattress. Bed Bugs are attracted to cracks and crevices. If you notice anything that seems out of the ordinary, you should contact management immediately.
Before you unpack, make sure that your hotel room is clear of bed bugs. Check 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.
Contact Us If You Suspect A Bed Bug Infestation
If you feel as though there is a possible infestation in your home, do not wait to seek assistance. Bed Bug Heaters has the experience to rid your home of these traveling pests. Call us today at (937) 506-6940 or contact us online.