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Bed bugs travels

HOW TO BE SURE YOU DON’T BRING THEM HOME

A common misconception is that bed bugs are only found in cheap, dirty hotels or motels. This is not true! In fact, bed bugs prefer cleaner environments, and they do not discriminate between budget accommodations and luxury properties. And it doesn’t stop there – bed bugs are sometimes found in office buildings, movie theaters, other people’s homes, and many other places. Nothing is off limits.

How to Inspect Your Room for Bed Bugs

The important thing to remember is the sizes you’re dealing with. Bed bugs and the incriminating evidence they leave behind are small, so you have to look closely. Here’s what to do as soon as you get into your hotel room:

  • Suitcase and belongings in the bathroom
  • Look for tiny stains, eggs, and shedded skins
  • Sheets off the bed and inspect the mattress
  • Flip the mattress to check the other side
  • Inspect the box spring, bed frame, and headboard
  • Inspect other furniture in your room

If you do bring home bed bugs, the bad news is they multiply quickly, so the best way to get rid of them is to act fast and be thorough. CALL US!

AIR TRAVEL… HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

The fact that it’s the upholstered lounge chairs of business class that seem to harbor the pests is also not a popular topic. And no, they’re not likely to add fumigation to their standard cleaning procedures. So what can you do to protect yourself?

What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Cover Your Seats
  • Bring your own pillow and blanket
  • Plastic Bag Your Carry On
  • Stop Bed Bugs Before They Get In Your House
  • Change your clothing and into the wash immediately