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How to Avoid Bringing Pests Back From Your Summer Vacation

September 01, 2017 Pest Control

Many people are making their way back home following their summer vacations, and you will want to take steps to protect yourself from pests if you can relate to that situation. Since hotels host countless travelers over the summer months, you can’t ignore the risk of common invaders. Bedbugs, roaches and other small insects will be thrilled at the chance to follow you back home, but keeping a proven strategy in mind can help. You will want to learn how to look for pests in your hotel room and how to prevent them from getting into your clothes and bags. Taking action now can stop you from encountering trouble in the future, and you will know that you have made the smart choice. 

Inspecting Your Hotel Room

Inspecting your hotel room is a good idea when you want to safeguard yourself from a possible invasion. Bed bugs like to hide in and around beds so that they will have quick access to a host. Before you go to sleep, check the seams of your mattress for signs of bed bug activity, and you will want to keep a flashlight next to the bed in case something wakes you up in the middle of the night. Cockroaches are a challenge to spot at the early stages of an outbreak, but you can look for feces on the floor and near the cabinets.

Treating Your Personal Belongings

If you are on your way home and don’t want pests to invade, place your clothes in trash bags, ensuring that you seal them. When you get home, take the trash bags that contain your clothes to the dryer immediately. Turn the dryer on the highest setting for 30 to 60 minutes, and the heat will kill bedbugs, cockroaches and other insects. 

Abarb Pest Service

Despite your best effort, preventing pest infestations is not always possible, and these invaders can strike when you least expect it. The good news is that you can count on Abarb Pest Service to come to the rescue. Once you enlist our services, we will come to your door to inspect your property and eliminate the pests that have been causing problems. We treat residential and commercial properties and will do what it takes to get the job done right. When you contact us with questions or concerns, we will gladly point you in the right direction. Because pests can spread fast, you should reach out to us the moment you notice the red flags.

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