Most people shudder at the thought of bed bugs in their home. These sneaky little pests are very unwelcome guests that are excellent at hitching rides when they get the chance. If you are a frequent traveler, you may want to learn the ins and outs of bed bugs and how to avoid them. Defense Pest Control Service is here to share tips to help you avoid a bed bug infestation in your home.
Know What Bed Bugs Look Like
While bed bugs are often associated with filth, they actually aren’t attracted to dirt or dirty environments. They are looking for their next meal that comes from animals or humans. They are small brownish, red bugs that can be very small as well as larger, the size of an apple seed. Some people react more to their bites than others, but when bitten by a bed bug, it can cause a large, itchy welt to form.
Signs of Bed Bug Activity
There are several signs that are often present when there are bed bugs in the place you are sleeping. Some of the signs that are often there include:
– Small, reddish or brown smears on the bedding
– Round, spots that are dark in color and look like an ink spot
– Bits of bed bugs and their shell casings
– Tiny eggs
Check Hotel for Bed Bugs
When it comes to checking for bed bugs in a hotel that you are staying at, you need to take your time and be thorough. You should be checking the bedding, the bed frame as well as the box spring of the bed you will be sleeping on. You can also check behind the headboard as this is a dark place for them to hide during the day. It is important to remember that checking for bed bugs in a hotel room doesn’t end with the bed. They will also hide in the furniture around the room as well. If you have a flashlight, it can come in handy as you look in all the cracks and crevices that a bed bug might take cover in.
How to Protect Luggage from Bed Bugs
Before you get settled into your hotel room, you should be weary of taking your luggage in the room. Leave it out of the hotel room in the hallway or take it into the bathroom while you check the room over. Bed bugs aren’t likely to be found in the hotel bathroom. If you are worried about your clothes, you may want to pack them in plastic, sealable bags that will keep bed bugs from getting into your clothes.
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If you are noticing that there are signs of bed bugs in your home, it is important to act quickly. They reproduce at an alarming rate, which is why the experts at Defense Pest Control Service should be contacted so we can treat your home and get rid of them for good. Call us today!