The holiday season is knocking on our doors and for most people that means traveling in order to spend time with their friends and families. Whether you are planning to sleep on your grandmother’s pull out couch, or you are choosing to stay in a hotel or motel nearby, the danger of bed bugs still exists. You’d be surprised to know that these blood-sucking pests can actually circle the globe even with the most affluent travelers.
How to Remove Bed Bugs in Winters
Winters can be tough even for bed bugs. And this presents the right opportunity. The good news is that bud bugs do not transmit diseases, but nonetheless they are a health concern. They can cause discomfort in most people and leave itchy rashes from their bites. They hide in cracks and crevices near beds or on furniture where people usually sit or sleep. Taking the time to identify bed bugs and then hiring bed bug exterminators helps to ensure that your home does not become a home for bed bug’s after your holiday travel.
- Take a flashlight and thoroughly check the corners and the edges of your beds, mattress and couch. If you spot a black residue which is sticky to touch, it may be bed bug feces. Contact the professional immediately, and have him inspect it.
- Examine the sheets to look for small, dark brown spots – they may be blood. It is hard for the blood spots to wash out of sheets, and you may see the evidence of these pests that feasted on the last occupants. Even if you did not find these spots in the room where you sleep, it is still crucial to hire a bed bugs removal service as the infestation like this spreads very quickly.
- Keep your bags properly zipped, unless you are taking something out.
- Never leave your clothes laying on the floor, or piled up on a chair.
- Store your dirty laundry in a sealed plastic bag.
- Check your skin for any rashes, and check your sheets for any blood spots.
- Before heading home, thoroughly check your clothes and your luggage with a flashlight.
Bed bug infestations can be found in homes, apartments, and even in hospitals, schools, and libraries. These simple tips can help you in preventing or controlling a bug nightmare. By being aware of these pests, you can safeguard your family and your home.
Enjoy your holiday travels and, always remember the phrase, “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.”