Don't let the bedbugs bite
Traveling a lot this summer? It might be best to beware, especially if you are sleeping somewhere other than home. Bed Bugs are on the rise---and hotels and motels are their favorite spots!
These guys cause severe itching, welt-like bites, and it costs quite a bit to get rid of them if they hitch a ride home with you. Bed bugs cause financial distress, anxiety, and even social isolation research has shown.
But don’t get depressed yet! Here are some simple and easy tips to help you and to cut your chances of pesky pest problems on the road.
Head straight for the bathroom
Instead of having the hotel’s minibar or oceanfront view on the mind, you might be better of doing a thorough bedbug inspection. Until you have a chance to do that----put all your luggage in the bathroom!
Bedbugs are LEAST LIKELY to be spotted in the bathroom. They aren’t crazy about tile floors and that are not near as many places for them to hide. They like to be close to where a person is sleeping.
Inspect the bed
Here’s how to inspect: Pull back the linens, and check all the way around and under the mattress. Look behind the headboard as well. Look for blood stains or small black dots that resemble mold or ground pepper. These guys are about the size of an apple seed---and you can find them hiding in corners or in the seams of bedding. If you see ANYTHING that looks suspicious, notify the hotel staff as soon as possible. Bed Bug Problem Phoenix AZ
Check the room
After you have checked the bed, it’s time to check the areas that surround the bed: behind picture frames, under the telephone and alarm clock, in books……give everywhere a good look! Most bed bugs are found within 15 feet of the bed…..but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be further away. Check cushions the couch and chairs, and even in the closet where you put your clothes. Bed Bug Problem Phoenix AZ
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