Nothing will kill a vacation quite like a bed bug infestation. Fortunately, taking the appropriate measures can save you from this headache. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to share some tips to help you avoid a bed bug infestation the next time you are traveling.
Bed Bug Identification
Bed bugs are a flat, oval reddish brown insects that feed on human blood to survive. They are small so sometimes the only reason you know they have been in a hotel room is by the clues they often leave behind. You may notice black fecal marks on the bedding or bits and pieces of the skin sheds they leave behind as they grow. If they bite you, you will notice that you have small, itchy bumps on your skin.
Can Bed Bugs Get into Hard Shell Luggage?
When selecting your suitcase, choose one that has a hard shell. Not only should you have a hard shelled suitcase, but you should pack your clothing inside a plastic bag that has the ability to be sealed. Only open these bags when you need to use your toiletries or the other objects and clothing in the bags.
Where Should I Store My Luggage to Prevent Bed Bugs?
Rather than plopping your suitcase down on the floor to unpack in your room upon arrival, you should consider putting your suitcase in the bathroom while you give the room a good once over. Bed bugs aren’t likely to be found in the bathroom like they are in other areas of the hotel room. If you don’t take your luggage to the bathroom, at the very least, keep it up off the floor.
Where Do Bed Bugs Hide in Hotel Rooms?
You should always check for bed bugs in the bed area, but don’t stop there. Bed bugs will also hide in the cracks and crevices of the other pieces of furniture in the room as well. It is important to go throughout the entire room with a fine toothed comb before you can rest easy. Using a credit card, scrape the top of the furniture in search of any cast skins by the bed bugs as well as the bugs themselves. Always inspect beneath the linens and pillow cases for bed bug activity as well. Another place that often gets forgotten is behind the headboard of the bed. They will hide during the day behind this as they lay in wait for their next feeding.
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If you have traveled recently and find that you have brought home an unwanted guest, it doesn’t take long for it to turn into a bed bug infestation. The experts at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control have the skills and ability to completely rid your home of this invasive pest. You can count on us to make your home bed bug free. Call us today!