While great memories, embarrassing family pictures, and tan lines are common things to bring home from a great vacation, bed bugs certainly are not! Below are a few easy and realistic steps to help your family avoid bed bugs while traveling and prevent you from bringing home any unwelcome guests.
Before Unpacking, Uncover Any Hidden Bugs
As soon as you enter your hotel room, you should first inspect your bed to ensure there’s nothing else you and your family are jumping into! Take a few minutes to examine the bed and its surrounding areas (recommended 15 feet perimeter). You will be looking for small bugs in the bedding and anything that looks like mold or pepper on the sheets and in crevices.
Don’t Bring Home Unwanted Souvenirs
Even after your thorough inspection, bed bugs can still make an appearance from hiding in neighboring rooms or cleaning carts. Consider purchasing a hard-shell suitcase to have a better chance of not bringing home these unwanted souvenirs. Also, you can pack your clothing in sealable plastic bags for another extra layer of protection.
Keep Your Home Protected If You Have an Infestation
Similar to the warm temperatures you might have just enjoyed on your vacation, creating a hot environment for bed bugs is one of the most effective treatments. Heat treatments for homes require professional treatment that raises the room temperature to at least 117 degrees Fahrenheit, a temperature that is lethal to the survival of bed bugs.
Do You Need Professional Help?
Dealing with bed bugs is both stressful and time-consuming. Seeking professional help ensures the problem is immediately addressed and permanently resolved. At Natural State Pest Control, we provide fast, reliable service that you can count on. We will make sure that any bed bugs you’ve brought home from vacation are completely eliminated. When you partner with us to handle your bed bug needs in Northwest Arkansas, you can expect:
- A comprehensive inspection of your home.
- Reliable heat treatments for quick elimination.
- Exceptional service that is child & pet-friendly.
- A 30-day guarantee for your peace of mind.
- And so much more!