Don't let the bed bugs bite...literally! Although bed bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts. These hitchhikers can be found anywhere we go -homes, schools, hotels, retail stores and public transportation. Here are some bed bug prevention tips:
Vacuum suitcases after returning from a vacation
Check your bedsheets for blood spots
Consider bringing a large plastic trash bag to keep your suitcase in during hotel stays
Carry a small flashlight to assist you with quick visual inspections.
Never bring second-hand furniture, especially mattresses and box springs, into a home without thoroughly examining for signs of a bed bug infestation. You might consider having a pest control professional inspect the furniture as it is difficult to detect an infestation if you are untrained (we can't stress this one enough!)
Regularly inspect areas where pets sleep for signs of bed bugs
Call Leave Me Bee Pest Control for a free inspection.