Nobody wants to run into bedbugs on their vacation, and we have all your tips for avoiding these pesky problems. If you have any questions or concerns about bedbugs either on vacation or after you have returned home, contact our Las Vegas pest control specialists immediately. If you do, you will find that we can help ease your mind and get you on your way to keeping these pests out of your home. Read on to learn about our final tips for controlling the pests in your home.
Have a plan when you return from your vacation
When you get back from your vacation, wash all your clothes – even the ones you didn’t wear – in hot water. Bedbugs can’t survive in temperatures above 122 degrees Fahrenheit. This will assure they didn’t take up residence in your drawers and closets. If you have delicates, send them to the dry cleaner, too. It is also very wise to inspect and vacuum out your suitcases before you store them away, as well. If you’ve invested in a plastic luggage case, keep it sealed until you need it again.
Watch for bedbug bite marks
Bite marks are one sign that you may have brought bedbugs into your home with you. They often bite in a line-shaped pattern, in threes. In the industry it is called breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Itching or bites alone don’t confirm an infestation. However, if you experience these symptoms, you will need a professional to evaluate your home before you can seek treatment for bedbugs.
Call a professional
Bedbugs are not a pest that you can get rid of on your own. If you suspect that you have brought these pests into your home, call a pest-management service to conduct an inspection. A professional will look around your bed for signs of the insects, and may even use a bedbug-sniffing dog if he can’t identify the source immediately. Once an infestation has been confirmed, a professional may use heat, freezing, vacuuming, or steaming methods to clear your home of pests.
Bedbugs have been found in all 50 states, in many locations – rural, suburban, and urban. They can be in budget properties as well as four-star resorts. However, even knowing this, there is no reason to douse yourself, your kids, or your home with insecticides. Panic and paranoia doesn’t help at all. Vigilance is the most important thing. Follow your checklist, do an inspection, and those are the things that are going to minimize the likelihood of you finding an infestation.
If you feel you do have a bedbug problem, contact our Las Vegas Pest Control specialists immediately. However, if you are careful and catch it before it is a problem, you won’t have anything to worry about. You can still enjoy your vacation immensely as long as you are careful and know what to look for. Contact our offices today for more information!
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