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How to Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite! Ewwwww—the mere thought of bed bugs makes most people’s skin crawl, even if you’re the toughest of the tough! No one ever wants to think about creepy crawlies being on their body (or worse—in your hair!!) while you enjoy some Zzzzzzz’s.

These little buggers are stubborn little guys, and while you may leave your home with no bed bugs, you may find they want to join you on your travels around the country. These unwanted pests are a traveler’s nightmare as you check in and out of hotels from state to state, hoping the people in the room before you didn’t bring along these nasty bedfellows.

Let’s take a look at some ways you can avoid bed bugs while traveling, and if you ever have any questions about these little pests or any others, just give Animal & Pest Control Specialist, Inc. a call. We serve Denver and surrounding communities and can get rid of virtually any unwanted critter you will ever come across—including bed bugs! We handle all types of pest control in Castle Rock and surrounding areas.

Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

Bedbugs can easily hide in luggage, clothing, and other personal items, so take a few precautions while traveling to keep them from ruining your trip—or worse—coming home with you!

  • As much as we all love our very own pillows, don’t bring yours with you while traveling. It gives bed bugs a perfect place to hide so they can make their way into your home. Leave your favorite pillow and blanket on your bed at home.
  • Pack some large white sealable plastic garbage bags so you can separate any belongings while on the road if you do notice bugs in a hotel room or someone’s home.
  • Purchase light-colored plastic luggage because bedbugs are less attracted to plastic and the lighter color makes them easier to spot. If only have dark luggage or cloth luggage, you can enclose the luggage in a white plastic garbage bag and seal it.
  • When you check into your hotel room, follow these steps: 1) Do a complete inspection of the room. 2) Don’t put luggage on the bed. 3) Inspect the bed very carefully using a flashlight. 4) Check drawers and closets, also. 5) Never store anything under the bed. 6) Keep your stuff in your luggage, if you’re able to. 7) Inform hotel staff immediately if you find bed bugs.

Follow these tips to make your travels bug-free, and if you discover you have brought home unwanted guests, please contact APCS today.

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