Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Bill Cowley
Take These Precautions to Avoid a Bed Bug Infestation This Summer Travel Season
While bed bugs are not a seasonal pest, the busy summer travel season naturally lends itself to an increase in opportunities to come into contact with bed bugs. Beach rentals, hotel stays and even sleeping at a friend’s house can put you into contact with bed bugs.
Awareness about bed bugs and taking a few precautions can significantly lower your risk of bringing home the skilled hitchhikers. One of the most important things you can do to avoid bed bugs is to do an inspection of the hotel room or bedroom before you move your things inside.
The National Pest Management Association put together the following infographic that summarizes where bed bugs hide inside of a room.
What steps to take to avoid bed bugs before starting your stay at a hotel:
What precautions to take to avoid bed bugs upon returning home from a trip: