Travel Tips for Bed Bug Pest Control

When you’re planning for a trip, you want to keep surprises to a minimum.  And that includes bed bugs.

Before you even bring your luggage into your room, you’ll want to do an inspection of the area. All you really need is a critical eye but having a flashlight can also help.  Look around the mattress, box spring, and headboard.  Then look at the seams along any other upholstery in the room.  Check the base boards and around any electrical outlets.  If you notice anything fishy be sure to take a picture, or put any specimens in a container for positive identification.

Before you even bring your luggage into your room, you’ll want to do an inspection of the area

Odds are, you won’t see any signs of bed bugs. But it’s always better to have peace of mind.

The Best Bed Bug Treatment? Prevention!

No matter where you’re staying or where you travel, it’s good to know how to check for bed bugs.  So why not spend a few minutes to inspect your room? Preventative measures will help keep bed bugs out of your belongings—and away from your home.

Washing your laundry immediately after a trip will kill Bed Bugs before they have time to spread.

Once you return from your travels, you might consider washing your laundry right away. Rather than bring your luggage into the bedroom, just unload right into your washing machine. If any bed bugs managed to hitch a ride, the high temperatures in your clothes dryer will kill them before they can spread.

Some people also choose to store their suitcases away from the bedroom to have an extra barrier of protection.  These small steps can limit your risk of bringing a bed bug infestation home.