A bed bug infestation is every person’s worst nightmare. Once we have them, they require twice the amount of work to get rid of than bringing them home. Early detection and eradication is the best way to deal with bed bugs as it will be far less costly and easier to treat.
Signs of a bed bug infestation
Bed bug bites are not the best way to identify an infestation. The bites from bed bugs often look like bites from other biting insects or even common rashes. Additionally, not all who are bitten will show reactions. Instead, knowing the signs and knowing where to look are better indicators of whether or not you have an infestation on your hands. Be sure to visit our bed bugs information page to learn more.
Implement these 5 tips the next time you travel and prevent these bloodsucking hitchhikers from following you home.
5 Tips to Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling
- Visually inspect the room for signs of infestation.
- Checks under and within the folds and crevices of mattresses, box spring, bed frame, sheets, bed skirts. If you do discover a bed bug infestation in your hotel room, do not request for a room adjacent to the infested room.
- Use hard case luggage.
- Put your suitcase on a solid surface away from the bed.
- Wash all clothing items immediately upon your return.
Call a Professional
As mentioned previously, prevention and early detection is key to keeping bed bugs out of your home. However, if you suspect you have an infestation, it is important that you know bed bugs are not a do-it-yourself job and requires the help of a professional.
For Additional Information
Let’s Beat the Bed Bugs, University of Minnesota