Tips to Avoid Bed Bugs in Hotels
December is just around the corner, and you know what it means: it’s almost holiday season! If you’re planning to travel and stay in a hotel, beware of bed bugs! Although these pests don’t transmit disease, they feed on human blood and reproduce fast. Here are some tips to avoid bringing bed bugs home after the holidays:
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bugs are very small insects, which makes it hard to spot them. However, contrary to popular belief, they can be seen with the naked eye. Bed bugs are reddish brown, and their body is oval and flat. These annoying bugs have nocturnal habits and seek shelter during the day. More often than not, finding bed bugs in your bedroom is a warning sign that you’re dealing with an infestation at home.
How to Avoid Bed Bugs in Hotels
When it comes to pest control, bed bug prevention is really important because these insects are excellent hitchhikers and can survive long periods without feeding. While you’re enjoying your travels during the holiday season, they could be hiding in your luggage! Once you come back from your trip, they’ll make your home their own.
Here are a few tips to avoid bed bugs in hotels:
•Research the accommodation before you arrive and pay attention to any negative reviews about its cleanliness.
•Inspect your hotel room as soon as you arrive. Pay special attention to the bedrooms because that’s a bed bug’s favorite place.
•Look for blood stains and small black dots on your bedding and sheets.
•Don’t leave your suitcase on the floor. If you don’t have a choice, store your suitcase in the bathroom because bed bugs don’t like it in there.
•Unpack your luggage in the garage once you’ve arrived home.
•Toss your travel clothing into the dryer and set it to a high temperature.
At Bug-A-Way Pest Control, our experienced team can help you get rid of any pest infestation. If you have a problem with bed bugs, let’s talk about our effective and eco-friendly heat treatment. Contact us through our website or by calling us at 417-624-2999.