Are you traveling this summer? Be sure not to bring home any bed bugs!
Summer vacations are a richly earned reward for yet another year of hard work. Unfortunately, you won’t always know the procedures for bed bug control and bed bug treatment at the places that you stay. Bed bugs are excellent at hiding, and can survive for a very long time without feeding. And it doesn’t really matter if you’re staying at a five star resort or a small, low-budget roadside inn: cleanliness isn’t always an effective deterrent. What we do know is that bed bugs are active anywhere that large numbers of people sleep, and that even though they’re not known to carry diseases, they’re definitely a nuisance.
Treatment of bed bugs is best left to the experts, and if you ever feel like you have an infestation, call The Bug Man right away! We offer quality services at value prices, and stand behind every service call. The good news is that there are a number of easy things that you can do on your own to protect yourself from an infestation:
Inspect hotel rooms at check-in-Each time that you check into a new hotel room, be sure to untuck the linens from each corner of the beds and look for evidence of bed bug activity. You’re more likely to find bloodstains or droppings than bugs, but if you do find anything, don’t be afraid to ask for another room. And if the room has a sleeper sofa, be sure to give it a thorough look before putting your children to bed.
Keep luggage and laundry off the floor-Bed bugs love to hitch a ride, but they’re not very good climbers. Be sure to use the luggage racks provided in your room, and hang up your dirty clothes, or at least store your laundry bags on the closet shelves.
Wash everything once you get home-You might be tempted to come home and flop down on the couch, but before you do, be sure to wash your dirty clothes in the hottest water that you can, and check the corners of your suitcases and garment bags before you put them away!
If you have any questions, or would like to set up a service appointment, contact us online, or give us a call at 501-663-9464.