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How to Keep Bed Bugs Away When You Travel

Traveling is extremely fun. However, there is one drawback to going on a trip, the pests. You may have occasionally heard stories of pests like bed bugs invading a person’s home while they are gone on vacation. Or worse, the bed bugs hitch a ride back from wherever you are traveling from. Don’t let this be you.

Follow the tips below to keep bed bugs away from your Syracuse, NY home after you travel. This will save you a lot of time, discomfort, and money.

Bed Bugs Facts

Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that like to feed on mammal’ s blood. They typically infest your bedroom and bed because that is a super convenient location to find prey. Bed bugs are also, unfortunately, super durable and hardy. They can live for a number of months without feeding.

Therefore, it is totally possible for bed bugs to invade your bedroom while you are traveling and then remain in waiting until you return. They can also crawl into your luggage or gifts and wait until you return to your Syracuse home to set up shop. You will know that you have a bed bug problem if you wake up in the morning with small, red, itchy bumps on your arms and legs. If you have bed bugs, the best thing to do is to call in pest control professionals like Fox Pest Control.

Bed Bug Prevention

However, what is most ideal is to not have a bed bug problem in the first place. If you are traveling it will be hard for you to spray and monitor the bed bugs situation. But, you can take the following steps to keep those annoying bed bugs away when you travel.

  • Look for signs of bed bugs at every new hotel or motel. The telltale signs of bed bugs include small moving black spots on the bed frame or mattress, a musty odor, and eggshells or skins in the corners or other hidden areas of the bed and other furniture. If there are signs of bed bugs tell the hotel staff immediately and do not stay in the room.
  • Inspect and possibly vacuum or steam your luggage before you bring it into your home after your trip. Luggage is the most likely way that bed bugs hitch a ride back home with you. So, vacuuming and steaming them out of the luggage before you bring it in your home is essential for keeping them at bay.
  • Wash all of your clothes in hot water before putting them in your drawers and closets. Hot water will kill the bed bugs and their eggs, which will keep them from your bedroom.
  • Contact Fox Pest Control if you are worried about potentially bringing bed bugs back with you after traveling. We are your New York bed bug solution. Our free inspection and estimate will give you a bed bugs solution with zero obligation. So, if you have just finished traveling and are worried about bed bugs, contact Fox Pest Control right away.

Posted on October 30, 2019.

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