As travel becomes safer, more of us are booking hotels and flights. Unfortunately, getting back to being on the move means we need to be on the lookout for bed bugs. These pests are travel experts, able to hitch a ride and cover long distances as your unseen passengers. Before you depart for a trip this summer, keep in mind these tips for keeping bed bugs from becoming a member of your household when you return.
Bed bugs are tiny, about the same size as apple seeds. Before they’ve fed, their oval bodies look brownish; after they’ve had a meal, they’ll be more red in color.
Even if you don’t spot a bed bug, you may see signs of their presence, including:
Checking for bed bugs may take some of the fun out of your vacation, but it’s worth the time to keep from bringing them home with you. Here’s what to do when you get to your hotel rooms:
If you do think bed bugs are in your room, ask to change rooms immediately. Make sure your new room isn’t directly below or above the original room or adjacent to it, since bed bugs don’t have any problem moving from one room to another.
A few simple steps can help ensure you don’t have these pests setting up housekeeping in your house:
A bed bug infestation can be very persistent, but there are several things you can do to help get rid of them. These include:
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