Bed Bug Prevention Tips
There are certain measures that everyone should take when staying the night some place other than your own home. Bed bugs are hitchhiker pests and are depending on you for transportation for their next place of residence. Do not let that be your home! Here are some tips to help prevent any transferring.
LEAVE IT AT THE DOOR
We recommend to leave luggage and other belongings at the door so you are able to inspect the surroundings first, before settling in.
INSPECT THE BEDROOM
Since up to 90% of bed bug infestations are found in and around the mattress and box springs, this is the first and most important place to look. Remove comforter and pillows off the bed, and relieve sheets from corners of the bed.
WHERE & WHAT TO LOOK FOR
It is important to thoroughly inspect all seams, stitching, tags, and other tight crevices on pillows, sheets, bed skirts, mattresses and box springs. It is also beneficial if you are able to inspect around and behind the headboard or foot board. You are looking for bed bugs, molts/skins, eggs, blood spotting, and fecal matter.
WHEN YOU GET HOME
DO NOT bring your luggage inside your home! Instead, put all clothing and shoes into a trash bag and empty into your dryer and run on high heat for 1 hour. It is important to treat your belongings with heat before fully unpacking! Store luggage in garage permanently.
We hope we are able to prevent you from getting bed bugs, but if an infestation occurs we are fully equipped and ready to rid you and your home of bed bugs!