If you’re taking a vacation this summer, you’ll probably come home with some souvenirs to remember where you went. Unfortunately, you may also come back with bedbugs. These are souvenirs you do not want! They are difficult and expensive to eradicate, they inflict itchy bites, and they  bring anxiety, isolation, and financial trouble. The good news is, there are ways to ensure you don’t bring bedbugs home with you.

In our last blog, we talked about putting your luggage in the bathroom until you confirm your hotel room is bedbug-free. We also told you how to check bedbugs’ main hangout: the bed. Today, we have two more important tips for you.

Inspect the room

  • Bedbugs can be found within 15 feet of the bed. Therefore, after checking the bed, look over the surrounding area. Check behind pictures and under the phone and alarm clock. If there are nearby chairs, check the seams and cushions. If everything is clear, you can bring your luggage out of the bathroom.

Don’t put your luggage on the floor

  • Here’s the thing: bedbugs can travel from room to room. If some bugs come into your room from next door seeking food, they may crawl onto your luggage or any clothes you leave on the floor. The free bed isn’t a safe place, either. Instead, put your luggage on the dresser or luggage rack.

Bedbugs are spreading through the United States, but the good news is, if you follow our simple tips, you should be able to avoid them. If you end up having issues at your home, contact us today. We offer everything from bedbug extermination to termite inspection. Contact us in Baltimore today!