During the holiday season, the spread of bed bugs is more prevalent than ever. With families coming together, often staying the night in hotels before arrival, and students coming home from college for the break, the possibility of obtaining bed bugs is greater than ever. With a few simple precautionary measures, homeowners can greatly decrease the likelihood of their home becoming infested.
Bed bugs will leave behind tell-tale signs to inform visitors of their presence. Perhaps the most common indicator that bed bugs are present is the evidence of stains, spots or bugs inside the mattress seams. If these signs are found, guests should immediately ask for a new room.
While traveling, luggage should be kept inside of a trash bag to make it less likely for bed bugs to hitch a ride. Upon arrival at the designated location, luggage owners should inspect their possessions for any bed bugs that may have attached themselves to it. Running all your items through a hot dryer for 30 minutes may help avoid introduction to drawers and closets.
Bed bugs can be found traveling on items such as coats and great care should be taken to inspect these items before settling in. The homeowner should ensure that no clothing is laid on the bed and rather remains inside an elevated luggage. Because coats are susceptible, keeping them separating from furniture and bedding is essential.
If you are dealing with a pest problem at your home or business, give us a call to start a no-obligation pest evaluation. The talented technicians at Arrow Exterminators can identify any type of pest and the best course of treatment to get rid of it. We’ll create a custom pest control plan to make sure we eliminate every single one from your home and keep them away for good!