Spring break is upon us, and if you’re planning a vacation, then it’s important to do your homework ahead of time so you don’t end up bringing any little hitchhikers home with you. Of course, when we say “hitchhikers,” we mean bed bugs. As your NJ bed bug exterminator, we almost always get a surge of bed bug calls once spring break ends, so here are a few things you need to know.
Avoiding Bed Bugs When You Travel
There’s nothing worse than finding out your hotel has bed bugs. However, you can avoid them by taking a few precautions, such as:
- Checking hotel reviews for any recent reports of these pests.
- Spraying your luggage with a bed bug control spray before you pack for your trip.
- Upon arrival, put your luggage in the bathroom while you inspect the room.
- Check the mattress, sheets, pillowcases, bed frame and dresser drawers for signs of bed bugs.
If you do find signs of bed bugs, ask for a different room, or leave and go to a different hotel altogether.
What to do if Bed Bugs do Hitch a Ride Home With You
Unfortunately, sometimes even if you’re really careful, you can still bring bed bugs home with you. If this is the case, your NJ bed bug exterminator can help you get rid of them. Don’t lose sleep over bed bugs! Contact us at Stern Environmental instead!