If you’re traveling for business, it’s important to stay in a quality hotel with all of the amenities that you need. It’s your home away from home, and you owe it to yourself to be comfortable after your day’s work is done. Your room should be clean and comfortable so that you can get a good night of rest before getting back on the road.

One of the risks that travelers take is bringing home bed bugs. They’re small, parasitic creatures that are approximately ⅛” in length, and they are most prevalent in places where large amounts of people sleep. Cleanliness isn’t always a deterrent, and you’re just as likely to find them in a four-star hotel as you would in a run-down roadside inn. Our team at The Bug Man is always a phone call away if you have questions about bed bug treatment, but the good news is that even though they’re a nuisance, they don’t carry any dieseases. Bed bug control is easy as long as you’re proactive, and the best offense is a good defense. Here are a few easy tips:

Inspect all mattresses and bed linens as soon as you check in-It only takes a few seconds to pull back the sheets on your bed and inspect the corners when you check in. You might not see actual bugs, but if you see any droppings or bloodstains, you should ask for another room (or move to a different hotel).

Keep your luggage and clothing off the floor-Hang up everything, and use the luggage racks provided in the rooms. Bed bugs aren’t good climbers, so don’t make it easy for them to stow away.

Inspect your suitcases as you pack up-Look in the corners and pockets of all of your luggage, and make sure that there are no uninvited guests.

Wash everything as soon as you get home-Whether you wore the clothing or not, throw it all in the washing machine, and use the hottest water that you can.

If you have any questions about treatment of bed bugs, or would like to schedule service, contact us online, or give us a call at 501-663-9464.