How to Prevent Bed Bugs (& Get Rid of Them) this Holiday Travel Season

Oct 11, 2015 | Uncategorized

You may think that bed bugs would never happen to you, but you are wrong. Bed bugs are a pest that can be transferred from one person to the next simply by sitting next to one another. The bug can latch onto clothes and suitcases and will easily walk from the person next to you. The problem is that bed bugs are making a comeback over the last ten years and have been found in all sorts of settings. They have been reported at hotels, schools, homes and apartments. One of the worst things about them is that they are very small and can be hard to see.
 

Bio-Tech Pest Control has prepared some signs to look out for and what to do it you have bed bugs this holiday travel season.

 

Where do Bed Bugs Come From?

Bed bugs are found more abundantly during the cooler parts of the year and more during the travel season which is also around the holidays. The bed bugs are spread when you are indoors near other people or belongings that may have been exposed to them already. Holiday parties, flights and bus trips are a few instances that you are near other people that you may not know are carrying bed bugs. Also during the holidays, hotels and motels are used more often. If the room is infested with bed bugs you could be taking them home with you.
 

Bed Bug Prevention

One way that you can prevent bed bugs from coming home with you is to inspect yourself and your bags thoroughly outdoors before bringing them inside. You can look for very small brownish, black bugs that could be moving slowly around. They do not fly so if they are on an article of clothing or bedding they will usually stay there. Always check a hotel or motel room before you bring your luggage inside. Check the blankets, pillows and bed for any signs of bed bugs. If you see any, stay outside and alert the manager right away.
 

How Can I Get Rid of Bed Bugs in my Home?

The best and really only efficient way to get rid of bed bugs is to hire a professional pest control company like Bio-Tech Pest Control that specializes in bed bug removal. A professional company like ours can inspect for the pest and determine how bad the infestation is. We use specialized treatments to eliminate them and will come back to re-inspect the home as well. Call Bio-Tech Pest Control if you have any bed bug concerns!

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