Thanksgiving is approaching, a wonderful time of year to come together over good food and great company. This is a common time to get on the road or travel to celebrate the holiday with our loved ones. Unfortunately, around the buzz of traveling, you might not be the only ones to reach your destination—bed bugs could be included to the head count.
It’s high time for these creatures to hitch on luggage, handbags, or any piece of clothing. However—unlike the humans in the holidays—bed bugs won’t just stop over for a friendly visit though, they are more into infestation parties.
Did you know that a female bed bug can multiply to an average of 5 bed bugs per day? Thus, these unwanted guests can spread so rapidly, leading to high stress levels and a lack of sleep. And trust us, it’s the least to be thankful for this coming holiday.
Taking preventive measures is essential to avoid the huge cost of bed bug infestation. It might come off like a nitty gritty process but it pays off. Whether you are planning a staycation or traveling with the family this Thanksgiving, the first thing you should do after resting easy is to inspect for signs of bed bugs. It’s important that you know how to properly identify a bed bug if you see one. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color and have flat, oval-shaped bodies that are about 1/4 inch long.
Get down to your knees if you could and look closely on the mattresses, box springs, as well as bed frames where these bloodsuckers commonly inhabit. Examine the furniture as they might also be hiding behind hanged frames, outlets, and even dresser drawers. You will know it’s affirmative if you can trace small blood smears or spots on mattresses, bedding, or wherever they are hiding.
When Traveling For Thanksgiving
It’s never a bad idea to keep the bedbugregistry.com in check to see if a report of bed bugs has been filed when planning on staying somewhere along the way through your road trip. Another thing, always do a quick inspection for bed bugs and signs of bed bugs no matter where you stay. Little did you know that bed bugs are attracted to clothing after we’ve worn them. Make it a habit to put laundry in a plastic bag while you’re on your vacation, and wash all your laundry on the hottest temperature when you get back.
To add, observe if there are tiny brown droppings, yellowish looking exoskeletons that they’ve shed, and even tiny white eggs or egg casings. If you see any of these signs, it’s important to alert the owner of where you are staying so they can call their local pest control company for assistance before the infestation gets worse. If this happens to be your home, don’t panic and keep away from throwing your furniture or worse, burning down the house—we are sure there is a professional solution and treatment that’s already been proven and tested throughout the years.
Above all, trust only the experienced professionals and call for a FREE initial assessment and estimate if you are experiencing similar troubles mentioned above in your own home. Lastly, don’t be afraid—we are not only roasting turkeys this Thanksgiving.