Don't Bring Home an Unwanted Guest From Vacation

Vacation is a time for fun and relaxation and the last thing on your mind is the possibility of bringing home an unwelcome house guest – the bed bug. They have successfully earned another name, hitchhikers. They are sneaky as they can go virtually unnoticed in their favorite hiding spots of mattresses, bed frames, and other parts of a room. They patiently wait for the next visitor to “host” them and find a new home. At this time, bed bugs are not associated with transmitting disease, but do leave behind itches bites. With that being said, the last thing I want is for my toddler or anyone in my family to be eaten up by bed bugs. Additionally, I don’t want my home invaded by them. To avoid an unwanted hitchhiker from your next vacation, follow these steps.

  • When you arrive at the hotel, pull back the sheets and inspect the mattress, particularly the seams and the corners for stains or spots. You are looking for tiny black, blood-stained spots.
  • Before bringing your suitcase inside the room, inspect the entire room including behind the headboard, the sofa/chairs.
  • If you notice any signs of a bed bug, do not stay in the room nor the room adjacent to it. Alert the staff and change rooms immediately.

If you are unfortunate enough to bring a bed bug home, contact Terminator Termite and Pest Control to help you get rid of them. Terminator can help you with all your pest control news, call today to schedule an appointment at 479.783.6200.