Are you traveling this holiday season? Be on the lookout for bed bugs!
The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and we all look forward to enjoying a little quality time with our extended family! Staying at a nearby hotel is a far more ideal option than trying to cram a growing family into a small guest bedroom, and it’s always a good idea to make your reservations several weeks in advance. You should also take a few additional precautions to ensure that you don’t bring home any stowaway bed bugs in your luggage. Your best defense against bed bugs is a good offense, and they’re no match for our team at The Bug Man!
We’ve been Arkansas’ most trusted pest control company since 1976 and are committed to helping our customers keep the pests away no matter where they are! Bed bugs don’t carry any infectious diseases, but they definitely bite, and they feed on human and pet blood. They’re most prevalent in places where large numbers of people sleep, and you’re just as likely to encounter them at a branded luxury hotel as an economy-priced roadside inn. Here are a few easy bed bug prevention tips to remember as you travel this holiday season:
Inspect your room at check-in-As soon as you get to your room, pull back the corners of the bed linens for a closer look. Bed bugs are tiny brown insects approximately ⅛” in size, and you’re much more likely to find bloodstains than bugs. If you see any stains on the mattress, ask for a different room or find another hotel.
Keep suitcases and clothing off the floor-Bed bugs are excellent hiders and can lie dormant for months in mattresses and furniture. The good news is that they can’t fly and are poor climbers. Hang up your clothing and towels and store your luggage on the luggage rack or closet shelf during your stay.
Do a load of laundry as soon as you get home-Inspect the corners of your luggage for stowaways before you leave and once again after you get home. Wash all of your clothing using the hottest water possible, whether you wore it or not.
If you have any questions or if you need bed bug treatment services contact us online, or at 501-663-9464.