Bedbug Infestations can occur anywhere and anytime, but the risk becomes higher during peak travel times. One thing we've found about bedbugs is they do not discriminate when traveling. From first class to coach or 5 star hotels to a little motel they can be found hiding and waiting to come home with you. This is why we'd like to share some tips on avoiding bringing these little hitchhikers home when traveling.
First when entering your hotel room keep your luggage off the floor or bed. It's best to place luggage in the bathtub or on top of a table and then inspect the room. It's a good idea to do a quick scan of the headboard and inspect seams of the mattress under the sheets. If you see any dark stains on the mattress, light brown shells, or pearly white eggs notify the staff right away. Bed bugs often can be found at the baseboards under the head of the bed. If you do find a questionable bug save it in a baggie or container until it can be properly identified.
It is important to know what bed bugs look like. You can see many images of bedbugs, shells, and skin casings on our website www.AmpulexPestControl.com. Adult bedbugs are reddish-brown and about a quarter-inch in length. Adolescent bedbugs are smaller and often have a lighter brown color. One of the most important step when dealing with bed bugs is reducing clutter. Bedbugs love to hide, so clutter just makes that easy for them to do so. Bed bugs also hate high heat, so when returning home from a trip it is best to launder all clothing and linens in hot water and dry on highest heat for at least 30 minutes. If it's a hot summer day you can leave luggage in the car for a few days in case any tried to hitchhike a ride home with you.
Even when taking these precautions unfortunately sometimes bed bugs still make it home with you. Don't panic! You don't want to deal with bed bugs without a professional. Ampulex offers affordable bed bug control with a minimum 90 day warranty. Check our reviews to hear from our customers. Call (513)550-5352 for fast and free quote!