Bed Bug Prevention Guide for the Holidays
Every year families look forward to being able to spend the holidays together. However, many forget to take caution in preventing a bed bug infestation. Even college students could be bringing bed bugs home! With the risk of getting a bed bug infestation during the holidays being high, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites
Because not everyone reacts to bed bugs, many people don’t realize that they are dealing with an infestation or even spreading it. It’s important that you keep this in mind if guests are complaining of bites or you think someone may have brought them into your home. So be sure to take steps to prevent an infestation by checking bedding and furniture of areas you’re staying in as well as the suitcase lining and items of guests.
Prevention is key
Due to the impressive hiding skills associated with bed bugs, it is important to take steps to prevent an infestation by using these tips.
- Avoid clutter that can act as a hiding place for bed bugs
- Check bedding and furniture when traveling
- Check suitcases before and after traveling to prevent spreading
- Check any new furniture being brought into a home
- Put clothing through a full high heat cycle in the dryer to eliminate bed bugs after traveling
Concerned you may have an infestation?
If you are concerned about an infestation, always be sure to contact professionals like American Pest. DIY bed bug control is ineffective with infestations and dangerous to the home and its residents. American Pest offers different types of bed bug inspections and treatment options to accommodate a variety of situations. Feel free to contact the experts at American Pest at any time to gather more information about the services and pricing.
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