The fall and the winter seem to be the time of year that family and friends will take a trip and rather than the beach they want time with the ones they love. This might be a trip that is planned out so that you can have some holiday together or it can be a break in the weather you are looking for. The traveling schedule goes up in the winter and even more as the holidays get close. The problem is that the traveler is going to be in close proximity to other people and belongings. This means you can pick up an unwanted hitchhiker on your travels. If you have people that are coming over to your house you want to use caution to keep bed bugs and other pests out of your house. A-Tex Pest Management offers tips for how to keep bed bugs out when you have visitors.
Avoid Inviting Someone Over that has Bed Bugs
The first thing you want to do is to make sure you have a plan for your visitors. You want to make sure they are not experiencing bed bugs at their current residence. If they are, ask them to not come or to stay somewhere else to keep your home protected. You also want to make sure they are educated on signs of bed bugs that they can keep an eye out for while traveling. They can be cautious on their flight or the hotel they stay at along the way. Be sure they do not pick up bed bugs through their travels. This happens due to the number of people that are in very close proximity. It only takes a single person with bed bugs to potentially spread them around to other passengers as well.
Check Luggage for Bed Bugs
When you have people you know are coming and staying at your house you want to make sure there is a buffer. The buffer will be a great way to make sure that if there are bed bugs you do not immediately bring them to your house. The best way to do that is to keep their bags outside the house so that they can be looked over and inspected. If you know what to look for and don’t find any signs of bed bugs you can bring their stuff in and start to enjoy your time together.
Early Signs of Bed Bugs
If you wake up to find that you have been attacked by bugs in the night it can be a sign that bed bugs have gotten in your house. They bite at night and usually in clusters or lines that you can often recognize. You also can see signs of bed bugs on the mattresses which are usually small red spots that are dots of blood. If you see any signs at all it is important to have a professional out that has the ability to inspect as well as treat for bed bugs.