How can you prevent a bed bug infestation when traveling?
To prevent bed bug infestations when traveling, it’s important to inspect hotel rooms thoroughly before settling in, keep luggage elevated off the floor, and wash clothing in hot water immediately upon returning home.
Bed bugs commonly roam mattresses, bed frames, furniture, carpets, and other hiding spots. They also have the ability to travel from room to room by crawling through any cracks present in walls or entryways.
Should I sleep in a different room if i have bed bugs?
It is not recommended to sleep in another room if you have bed bugs. Bed bugs can travel and are not restricted to one room, so sleeping in another room will not prevent the spread of bed bugs. The best way to get rid of bed bugs is by calling a professional pest control company that provides extermination services to help keep your property pest-free.
Bed bugs are visible to the naked eye and can range in size from 1 to 7 mm. Bed bugs are usually reddish-brown in color and may be found hiding in small creases or cracks, such as mattress seams, behind wallpaper and headboards, and around furniture. If you think there might be a bed bug infestation, it’s important to call an exterminator right away.
The worst type of bed bug is known as the Cimex lectularius, or the common bed bug because it’s resistant to many insecticides. It can live for up to a year without eating and reproduce quickly. It often goes unnoticed because it only comes out to feed at night.
What should you do if you think you have a pest problem?
If you have a pest problem, it is a good idea to contact a pest control company. At Birch Fumigators, we are experienced in getting rid of bed bugs, mice, cockroaches, and any other pests. We use safe and effective methods to help you eliminate these pests and keep your home pest-free.