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Holiday Travel Tips To Prevent Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Prevention Tips to Help Avoid Bringing These Unwanted Pests Home

The holiday travel season has arrived.  Which means millions of Americans are gearing up for time spent with their families. However, before hitting the road to enjoy some rest and relaxation, we encourage travelers to learn how to avoid Bed Bug infestations by utilizing the tips in our infographic. 

“Bed bugs can turn a relaxing vacation into a nightmare, especially if they return home with you,” says Joe Dingwall, President of Catseye Pest Control. “Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to control, but taking precautions, such as inspecting hotel rooms, is a critical first step in helping travelers avoid coming into contact with these blood-sucking pests.”

According to the NPMA's 2015 Bugs Without Borders survey, 75 percent of pest control experts reported rendered bed bug treatments at hotels or motels.  Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers and are easily transported, hiding behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, furniture crevices, and even suitcases or shoes.

How To Keep Bed Bugs Away

If you are planning to stay in a hotel or motel his holiday season, utilize our infographic and keep these bed bug travel tips in mind:

  • Pull back the sheets and inspect the mattress seams for telltale stains or spots. 

  • Put suitcases in the bathtub and inspect the entire room before unpacking (be sure to check behind the headboards and seams of any chairs/couches)

  • Use a large plastic trash bag or a protective cover to store your luggage during your stay. Do not place luggage on upholstered surfaces

  • If any pests are spotted, notify management and change rooms or properties immediately. If staying in a hotel, be sure your new room is not adjacent to the possibly infested room.

  • Vacuum your suitcase when you return home

  • If any pests are spotted, notify management and change rooms or properties immediately. If staying in a hotel, be sure your new room is not adjacent to the possibly infested room.

If you’re concerned about bed bugs in your home or business, contact us today for your free inspection.



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