Understanding Garden Pest Control

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No Stowaways, Please! 3 Tips To Protect Yourself From Bed Bugs While Staying At A Hotel

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Being attacked by bed bugs while you're asleep is scary, but what really makes bed bugs horrifying is just how difficult they are to remove once they've infested a property. If you travel frequently, you've likely heard horror stories of people bringing bed bugs home with them. Don't let this happen to you. Follow the three tips below to ensure you make it home without any unwanted stowaways.

1. Check Recent Hotel Reviews for Bed Bug Complaints

Before staying at any hotel, check online reviews from travel sites to see whether or not guests at the hotel have recently encountered bed bug problems.

It's important to note that no hotel is safe from bed bugs. Even luxury hotels are subject to the costly pests. Why? Because hotel guests come from all over the world, and there's no way for hotel managers to screen every person for bed bugs.

So don't be put off from staying at a hotel just because you find one review complaining about bed bugs. You need to look at the date of the complaint. If the complaint is over a month old, and there is only one complaint, it's safe to assume that the infestation has already been taken care of by hotel management. If, however, there are multiple complaints within the last couple of weeks, you'll be safer staying at a different hotel.

2. Safeguard Your Belongings with Plastic Storage Bags

Even after you've checked online reviews, there's still no guarantee that your hotel room will be free of bed bugs. Fortunately, it's easy to safeguard your belongings using plastic bags.

Purchase large plastic bags, and keep them in your hotel room. When your luggage, clothing, and other personal belongings are not in use, place the items in plastic bags. Bed bugs can't penetrate the plastic, so you'll know that your belongings are safe.

3. Kill Stowaway Bed Bugs with Hot Water

Keep in mind that the clothing you wear during your stay is not wrapped in plastic—and therefore not protected from bed bugs. This problem is easily overcome, however. Simply change into a new set of clothes immediately before leaving the hotel. Then use hot water to wash all the clothing you wore during your stay. This will kill any bed bugs clinging to your clothes.

Follow the above tips to protect yourself from bed bugs during your hotel stay. And if stowaways ever follow you home, call a pest control representative from a company like Paffy's Pest Control to eradicate the bed bugs before they spread even further.

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7 November 2016