Many vacationers are currently enjoying the last of their summer get-aways blissfully unaware of what could be potentially lurking in their rooms. During the summer months we become more aware of bed bug infestations due to increased travel. Luckily, travelers can take precautions to avoid staying in a bed bug infested place and avoid bringing them home.
Inspect Your Room For Bed Bugs Before Unpacking
The National Pest Management Association recommends that before you unpack and make yourself at home, perform a visual inspection of the premises for any bed bugs. If you don’t have a flashlight handy for your inspection, try using the flashlight of your mobile phone.
- Look in the drawers of the dresser, behind the headboard, in the sofa and chairs. Bed bugs like to hide in furniture crevices, wallpaper, and baseboards close to human contact.
- Perform a more thorough inspection of the bed by pulling back sheets and blankets. Check the mattress seams and box spring for small pepper-like stain or shed bed bug skins.
- Take precaution and store suitcases in trash bags during the duration of your stay. Store luggage in the middle of a tiled bathroom floor.
- Check your belongings before leaving too. Bed Bugs can hide in shoes, clothing or any belongings.
Call A Professional To Eliminate Bed Bugs In Your Home
While it’s recommended to vacuum out the luggage and dispose of that waste when returning home, you may not be aware that you have brought a bed bug problem home.
If you detect a bed bug in your home, call a professional for an inspection. ProTech Pest of Northern Virginia offers home inspections with a Certified K-9 Bed Bug Inspector and treatment for bed bug elimination.
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