A recent incident at a Walmart in Pennsylvania is a good reminder that bed bugs can show up anywhere. Whether you’re a homeowner or a commercial property owner, it’s important to keep an eye out for these pests in case you end up needing NJ pest control to eliminate them.
Walmart Bed Bugs
Someone at a Walmart store in Edinboro, PA set bed bugs loose in a men’s dressing room. Rather than accidentally bringing them into the store from home, authorities determined that this was done deliberately. Pill bottles containing bed bugs were found in the store, including in the pocket of a clothing item that was for sale.
While the authorities are focusing on finding out who did this, the store has had pest control done to ensure that there are no more of these pests lurking around.
Bed Bug Control
Having someone release bed bugs in a building on purpose isn’t common, but it’s still a good idea to watch for signs of these pests. Getting prompt pest control done is crucial if you do spot any signs of bed bugs. Keep in mind that these bugs can easily travel from building to building or to different units in an apartment building.
If you need dependable NJ pest control, contact Stern Environmental Group. Whether you have bed bugs or other pests in your building or home, our experts can help.
Hotel stay while you’re away? University of Minnesota and NJ pest control experts advise you leave your luggage unpacked until you determine that there are no bed bugs in your room. Using your bed bug traveler card, place your suitcase by the entryway door or in the bathroom, away from the bed, and perform a bed bug inspection.
Inspect the Mattress
The most common area for bed bugs, check the four corners of both the mattress and box spring, looking for bug evidence in cracks and crevices. Mattress and box spring edging and seams may also host activity, as well as the area between the headboard and the wall, which is best checked with a small flashlight.
Check the Luggage Rack & Furnishings
A common infestation zone for hitchhikers in traveler luggage, the luggage rack, night stand, and dressers may host a bed bug infestation. Look carefully in cracks, crevices, joints, and screw holes with your flashlight. Also check upholstered chairs, paying special attention to seams. Even picture frames may hide bed bugs.
If You Notice Bugs
Remove yourself and luggage to the front desk, notifying the hotel immediately. Do not accept a replacement room immediately next door to one with bed bugs.
Sleep tight while you’re away a night with the help of these and other tips from the NJ pest control experts at Stern Environmental. Bring bed bugs home? Contact us for fast eradication today.