Maryland Residents Grow Anxious About Bed Bugs

03/08/2016


Bed bugs    K-9s   

Does it seem like every time you turn around, you're seeing another news story about bed bugs? It isn't surprising. There are certainly plenty out there circulating. There are stories of apartment complexes burning to the ground because of desperate residents taking bed bug control into their own hands. There are stories of bed bugs being found in strange places like schools, libraries, and movies theaters. And it is becoming very clear that, not only can these pests directly affect our lives, but they are also able to affect us in indirect ways as well. If you're a fan of sports, you now have to worry about whether or not your favorite athlete is going to have a rough night's sleep in a hotel because of bed bugs and underperform the next day. It is enough to make anyone anxious.

6 Ways to Worry Less About Bed Bugs in Maryland

  1. You can worry a little less about getting an infestation if you know all the places you can pick these bugs up. If you are on the lookout for bed bugs, it is harder for them to take you by surprise. When you travel by taxi, bus, train, plane, or more be aware of the signs. If these bugs are present in the place you're spending the night, you'll see black streaks, black droppings, urine stains, blood stains, shed insect casings, or these bugs crawling around. You may also notice a musty, wet towel smell.

  2. You can worry less about bringing an infestation home if you know that bed bugs don't only infest dirty places. These pests are not attracted to filth. They will live anywhere they can get a blood meal. So, being aware of your surroundings, even in a 5-star hotel, can keep you safe.

  3. You can worry less if you always perform a quick inspection of any room you're going to be staying in, even if it is a room in the house of a friend or relative. Quickly checking all sheets and mattress creases for blood stains, urine stains, black streaks, and insect casings can prevent these hitchhikers from hitching a ride home with you.

  4. You have less to worry about if you know that bed bugs are often an isolated incident for a business. If you find bed bugs in your hotel room, it is okay to be moved to another room in your hotel as long as it is not adjacent to the room you found the bugs in, and as long as you do a quick inspection of your new room.

  5. You can worry less if you know that these bugs can enter your home on returning college students, friends, and family. When your college-age kids come home, make sure to wash and dry all their clothing on the hottest temperature. This will kill bed bugs in all stages of development. And, be sure to do an inspection after guests have departed.

  6. Maryland residents can turn to American Pest to stop bed bug infestations "before" they begin. Our team uses K-9 bed bug inspectors to sniff out bed bugs, even before they hatch from their eggs.

Maryland residents don't have to feel anxious about bed bugs. With proper precaution and routine inspections from American Pest, there's nothing to worry about






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