That time of year is here again. Holiday travelers will be hitting the road to visit friends and family, and college students will be rolling home for an extended break.
There’s an additional traveler that could be accompanying you, your house guests, your returning scholars. It’s a visitor more annoying than your second cousin’s family that dives into the desserts before dinner! Of which traveler do we speak? Bed bugs!
Bed bugs are active all year long, and know no boundaries when they choose a location to infest. They can be found in an upscale hotel room, vacation rental, an Airbnb, apartment, college dorm room, or the chair in a theater or doctor’s waiting room.
These unwanted pests infest beds, furniture, and drapes, along with seats in train cars, taxis, buses, and movie theaters, plus luggage, shopping bags, and backpacks. They are adept travelers, and that’s what makes bed bug control and treatment challenging, and bed bug removal costly and a real hassle.
With crowded airport terminals and train stations, and lots of packing and unpacking of suitcases, the chances of you unknowingly picking up bed bugs and introducing them to the place you are staying, or bringing them home, are greatly increased.
How can you prevent bed bugs from becoming the Grinch this holiday season? Clark Pest Control, your neighborly pest control, termite, and lawn care expert, recommends that holiday travelers use the following tips to reduce the chance of an unwanted bed bug encounter:
Following the holidays when you are back home, and students have returned to school, it’s important to be proactive when preventing issues with bed bugs.
As mentioned above, bed bugs are a year-round pest, so vigilance is an important part of effective bed bug prevention and control:
Bed Bug Removal
Because bed bugs are elusive creatures and travel well, it’s imperative for you to consult with a pest management professional, who can assist you with any bed bug control effort.
One of Clark’s highly trained inspectors will come to your home and conduct a thorough inspection to verify if bed bugs are present. If they are detected, Clark will recommend the appropriate bed bug treatment, one that’s designed specifically for your residence.
If you suspect your home might have bed bugs, call or text California’s trusted, friendly bed bug treatment expert, Clark Pest at (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339), or send an email to email@example.com.
Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for helping to keep unwanted pests out of your home.