For Americans, the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s holidays are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year.
The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the number of long-distance trips (to and from a destination 50 miles or more away) increases by 54 percent during the Thanksgiving holiday, and 23 percent during the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period.
All those trips to visit relatives and friends make for crowded roads, airport terminals and train stations, and a lot of packing and unpacking. The back and forth also puts holiday travelers at a greater risk of coming into contact with one of the most travel-savvy pests out there – bed bugs.
This most unwanted pest knows no boundaries when it comes to choosing a location to infest. Bed bugs will infest beds, furniture and drapes in hotel rooms, seats in train cars, taxis, buses and movie theaters, and the luggage, shopping bags and backpacks we carry around.
As you hit the road this year, the Clark Man reminds you to be aware of bed bugs and take the appropriate steps prevent these pests from spoiling your holiday travels:
If you think you have a problem with bed bugs, call or text Clark Pest Control at (800) 936-3339 or drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will come out and properly identify whatever pest or pests we find, and then we’ll recommend a solution.
Until next time, I’m the Clark Man, and thanks for helping me keep unwanted pests out of your home.