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Bed Bugs and the frequent Traveler

 

In todays day and age, business travel is the "norm", for some its bed bugspecialized training, conferences and meetings. When we arrive at our destination, suffering from jet lag or coming in on a red eye, we are focused on what...SLEEP! The last thing on our mind is bed bugs, but should it be?

The truth of the matter is, bed bugs can surface at any hotel or motel, run down or top end. Bed bugs can be found not just on the bedding but have been found on headboards, decorative pillows and even popcorn celling texture.

So what can you do to protect yourself while traveling? this answer is easy and takes a matter of 10 minutes. First and foremost you will want to inspect your mattress for bed bugs by pulling back the sheets, blanket and comforter, looking carefully at the seams and tufts for bed bugs or bed bug evidences (black fecal spots).  If you discover any evidence you should report this to the management and request a new room.

So now i'm sure you are wondering if bed bugs can make their way back home with you, absolutely! I would recommend that you wash all clothing when returning home regardless if you wore them or not.

I hope this article prompts all to do an inspection when checking into a hotel or motel, make your stay less stressful and more pleasant...Inspect your bedding!

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Comments

. Thanx for informing the public at large in a pro-active ,entertaing way. It sure is refreshing to have a company inform you as well as entertain you, which many insult your intelligence at that. 
 
New meaning to "Heads up", actualy, one should get in the habit of inspecting while in public, if nothing else behind the headboard, pillow area . Inspect, regard as if you were inspecting,protecting yourself from a public toilet seat. 
 
Posted @ Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:24 PM by Art Manon
Hi Art-thank you for the kind words, most pest control blogs are being used as a sales tool, you know the "Call company X for bed bugs" we think its more important to educate than throw a sales pictch at you...really who is going to call a pest control while traveling :) 
 
 
 
Again, Thank you!!
Posted @ Wednesday, July 22, 2009 8:29 AM by Fred Speer
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