Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
Apart from having to deal with bed bugs in the comfort of your bed, these pesky bugs can also make your traveling experience a living hell. Bed bugs are highly accomplished at hitchhiking on traveler's luggage and can infest your luggage easily and quickly. Now, if you intend to travel soon, here are some bed bug control tips to ensure that you have a bedbug-free traveling experience.
Safeguard Your Luggage
As the room inspection goes on, let your luggage stay in the car. When you get into the room, keep your luggage in protective covers or plastic bags for the duration. Avoid laying the suitcases on the hotel beds. You can lay them inside the bathtub or on metal baggage racks.
Apart from your luggage, your clothes are also vulnerable to a bed bug infestation, and you might find yourself traveling home with the deadly pests. Avoid laying your clothing items or shoes on the hotel room's couches or bed. Keep off the drawers too. If there are no metal hangers to hang the clothes, let them remain in your suitcase, protected by the protective cover, of course.
Inspect the Bed Bug Registry
Ensure you check the bed bug registry before traveling, as it's one effective way of bed bug control. In this way, you can establish whether the lodgings you plan to stay in have been listed as a bed bug-infested zone. If you encounter bed bugs on your expedition, make sure it is listed in the registry so that bed bug treatment can commence.
Change Your Lodgings
If you notice your current accommodations harbor bed bugs, inform the management instantly and request a change of rooms. And if you are given another room, avoid the ones directly below, above, or adjacent to your former room since bed bugs can travel via wall sockets. After you get into the new room, remove the clothing you're wearing and seal them in plastic bags awaiting bed bug treatment.
Recheck the Luggage Once You're Home
When you return home, don't throw caution to the wind and assume that all are fine. Check the luggage carefully before bringing it into the house. Ensure that all the clothes from your trip are subjected to effective bed bug treatment, for instance, hot water and disinfectant treatment.
Bed bugs can be a pain in the neck when traveling and doubly frustrating to eliminate without professional help. If you spot any bed bugs at your residence after or before traveling, contact a professional bed bug control service to get rid of them and quickly offer suitable bed bug treatment.