There are few times in the year that people tend to do most of their traveling. This might be a trip to the beach in the summer that you use to calm yourself and get away. The summer trips are a great time for people to unwind. The other part of the year that lots of people will travel are during the holidays. These trips are often to see a family or loved one for the holiday. Some people choose to take their family on a flight to visit other family or they get in the car and start a road trip. If you are the member of the family that everyone is planning to come and visit you want to be prepared and you want to make sure that you protect yourself and your family from a bed bug invasion. Stewart Termite & Pest Control offers tips to keep bed bugs out when you have visitors.
Ask if Friend Visiting has had Bed Bugs
One of the best things you can do is to talk to any guests that might be coming to stay in your house about bed bugs. There are some people that are not aware how easily they can spread and in turn think that is not a big deal. If you have someone coming to stay you want to make sure you talk to them and ask if they have had any problems with bed bugs. If there is any concern about bed bugs at your visitors house you want to see about getting them to stay at a different location. This may seem like a awkward or rude thing to do but is best for your home and your family.
Use Caution Upon Inviting Guests Over
If you have talked to your visitors and they are all clear to visit you still need to be careful. One of the most common places that people pick up bed bugs is during the traveling process. If you are flying the airport is full of people that are coming from all areas of the world. All it takes is for one traveler that is sitting near you to pass a bed bug to you or your belongings. The other common area that people pick up bed bugs is during their stay at a hotel or motel. These are rooms that are stayed in by many different people and quickly turned over to the next guest. If you are not careful you could pick up bed bugs along the way to your family’s home. When they arrive at your house you want to leave bags outside and do an inspection before they bring their belongings in the house. You can look for signs of live bugs and more.
What to Do if You Find Bed Bugs in Your House
If you wake up to find that you have in fact gotten bed bugs in your house you need to call out a professional right away. The bed bugs are not something you can treat on your own and to ensure they are gone an inspection as well as treatment by a professional is necessary.