Traveling for a vacation should be a fun experience, but if you're staying in a hotel, it is also important to pay attention if you don't want to risk bringing bed bugs back to your house. A bed bug infestation can be incredibly difficult and costly to treat, so it is in your best interest to do whatever you can to prevent bed bugs from getting into your home. Use the following types to help greatly minimize the risk of bringing bed bugs home from the hotel you stay at on your next vacation:
Carefully Examine the Room
The first thing you should do after checking into your hotel room is carefully examine the room for any signs of bed bugs. Check the mattress and linens for any evidence of live bed bugs, mottled bed bug skin, or small rust-colored stains caused by bed bug excrement. After checking the bed itself, don't forget to look around the bed frame and head board. If you see something that makes you think that there may be bed bugs in the room, immediately go to the front desk and ask to be moved to a new room.
Protect Your Luggage
You can inspect a room very carefully and not see evidence of bed bugs, but it is still possible that they are there. When you stay in a hotel, make sure you protect your luggage by storing it on a luggage rack as far away from the bed as possible. It is also important to refrain from placing your suitcase on the bed or on the floor while staying in a hotel.
Take Precautions with Your Belongings
One simple way to ensure that no bed bugs get brought home with you after a hotel stay is by traveling with a plastic bag that you can seal tight-- a large trash bag will suffice. Prior to leaving the hotel, place all of your clothing in the bag, tie is shut, and put it in your suitcase. When you get back to your house after your vacation, immediately launder all of the clothes in the bag in hot water and dry them on the longest and hottest setting on your dryer. Throw away the plastic bag in an outdoor garbage can.
Don't Bring Your Luggage in Your House
Even one tiny bed bug in your luggage can eventually turn into a bed bug infestation, so it is in your best interest to not bring your suitcases into your home after a vacation. Ideally, you should vacuum out your suitcase and steam clean it if you own a hand-held steam cleaner. It is a good idea to keep your suitcases stored in your garage when you're not using them. Contact a company like Cooks Termite & Pest Control to learn more.Share
14 June 2017
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