Traveling the country can be eye-opening and relaxing. Once you’ve returned, you’re going to feel better about everything. You’ll be ready to conquer the world. However, there are risks associated with traveling and staying at motels.
Besides worrying about your health and safety, you also need to worry about lesser-known problems. For instance, you may encounter bedbugs
during your vacation. If this happens and you don’t take steps to protect yourself, you may allow bedbugs
to climb into your luggage.
Then, you’re going to take them home with you. Use the advice below to stop bedbugs
from getting into your luggage.
S Is For Survey
Once you’ve arrived at the motel
, you’ll want to pay close attention to the motel room. Start by performing a thorough survey of the motel room. Bedbugs
can be found in motel rooms of all shapes and sizes. Plus, they can infest motels at all price levels. Even if you book a night at the most expensive motel in your area, you may encounter bedbug
problems. Therefore, you should carefully examine the motel room and make sure it is free of bedbugs
. If the room has a sweet, musty odor, it could be a sign of an infestation.
Even if you’ve booked with a 5-star motel, there is a risk that it is going to have bedbugs
. Therefore, it is pertinent to carefully survey the room to avoid sleeping with bedbugs.
L Is For Lifting & Looking
If you suspect that the room has bedbugs, it is a good idea to move in for a closer look. Ultimately, bedbugs are common in motels across the United States. Motels owners may have bedbugs without realizing it. You’ll need to look closely because bedbugs hide exceptionally well. Be sure to look under sheets, covers, and pillows. Check all potential hiding spots to find out if the room has bedbugs. Even if you don’t find bedbugs, be sure to take steps to defend yourself from them.
Go in for a closer look. Be sure to lift the furniture, mattress, and box spring. Check for bedbugs, bedbug eggs, bloodstains, and black feces marks. If you find anything like this, there is a good chance that the room has bedbugs. It would be best to ask for another room.
E Is For Elevate
Once you’ve carefully checked the motel room, you’ll want to prevent bedbugs from climbing into your luggage. One of the best ways to avoid problems is by properly elevating your luggage. The motel room should have a luggage rack. Be sure to place it in the middle of the room before using it. Throw your luggage on top of the rack. Once you’ve done this, it will be harder for bedbugs to climb into your luggage.
E Is For Examine
You’re likely going to be exhausted when you return home. Therefore, you’ll want to enter quickly, throw your bags onto the floor, and sit down. Unfortunately, this is not wise. You need to check your bags for bedbugs before going inside. For the best results, check your luggage in your garage or utility room. Doing so will prevent bedbugs from entering your home.
P Is For Place
Finally, you should place your clothes in your dryer. Switch it to the hottest setting and turn it on. Allow your clothes to dry for 15 minutes to kill all of the bedbugs. Bedbugs are difficult to eliminate so it is wise to take steps to keep them out of your home. If they manage to sneak inside, call our office
and we’ll get rid of them for you. Bedbugs cannot tolerate extreme heat. Therefore, they’re going to die when exposed to hot temperatures. Use your dryer to eliminate the bugs hiding on your clothes.
Nevertheless, there is a risk that bedbugs are going to invade your home. Once this happens, you’ll need to call a professional exterminator
to deal with it.