Holiday travel brings people and bed bugs together

by Tommy Underhill
November 17, 2018


Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This weekend marks the busiest travel days of the year. Lumped together with the rest of the Winter holidays, we are coming into a season that rivals the summer for bed bug feeding opportunities.

Hotel room cleanliness is not a tell for the presence of bed bugs. These insects don’t care if the room is clean or dirty. A 5-Star resort can have bed bugs just as easily as the local 1-Star roach motel. The EPA offers the following travel tips to help avoid bed bugs:

Other tips to consider include:

The NPMA recommends the following tips for bed bug prevention when traveling:

Don’t assume you’ve been bitten at home just because you have bed bug bites appear on your family after you get home. Bite marks discovered shortly after arriving home are probably from being bit while away from home. Some people react within a couple of days of being bit. Others require longer for bite welts to form. In most situations, new bites that continue to show in the weeks after arriving home may be indicative you brought bed bugs home with you— it might be time to call a professional. We offer emergency bed bug extermination services, free bug identification, and general pest control.

 


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