Bed Bug Travel Tips

As an experienced pest control specialist in New Jersey, Cowleys Pest Services has helped countless homeowners deal with a bed bug problem after traveling. It's important to take steps to help avoid bringing bed bugs home with you.

Step 1: Inspect

There are a few items to pack that can help make it easier to identify bed bugs and prevent an infestation:

Inspect the room before you bring in your luggage

To identify signs of a bed bug infestation, inspect various areas of your home for bloodstains, droppings, and eggs. Begin by examining mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and bedding. Check underneath the bed and along the bed frame and headboard. Additionally, remove drawers from furniture and thoroughly inspect the interior, including the top, bottom, joints, and screws.

Ensure to examine all potential hiding spots, such as windows, baseboards, floorboards, door frames, and cracks and crevices in furniture. Bed bugs tend to roam within a radius of 10-20 feet from areas where people sleep, so be thorough in your inspection of nearby locations. If you suspect a bed bug infestation, it's crucial to seek professional pest control services promptly.

If you find signs of bed bugs, tell hotel personnel immediately.

Step 2: Storage

If you are only traveling for only a few days, one good option is to keep all your clothes in your luggage and store your luggage off the floor and away from your sleeping area.

Step 3: Examine & Wash

When repacking your luggage after a trip, thoroughly inspect your luggage and clothing for any signs of bed bugs. As an added precaution, place your worn or dirty clothes in a dissolvable garbage bag that you brought with you. Upon returning home, immediately place the entire bag in the washing machine and launder all your clothes using hot water and a hot dryer cycle. This helps eliminate any potential bed bugs that may have hitchhiked their way into your belongings during your travels.

Need bed bug removal? Contact Cowleys of New Jersey today!

If you suspect that you may have brought home bed bugs, call a pest control professional immediately. If you live in New Jersey and you suspect that you have a bed bug problem, Cowleys Pest Services offers effective bed bug treatment services in Somerset, Edison, Lakewood and surrounding areas. Call us or contact us online to schedule an inspection and cost estimate.

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