A vacation should be a time of relaxation and enjoyment, so you will do everything you can to ensure that everything goes to plan. Unfortunately, while you may have your eye on the bigger picture, there are a lot of smaller things that can conspire to ruin your fun.Today, we are going to give you some advice on how to avoid bed bugs and other pests while traveling on vacation.
Bed bugs and other parasites and pests can be a nightmare if you encounter them on your travels. You might think staying in top-class hotels, being careful when packing your cases, and keeping to the tourist areas of the beach will keep you safe…but you’d be wrong.
Let’s be perfectly honest here. There are very few insects that scare people more than bed bugs. The idea of little critters climbing all over us in the dark of night makes even grown men cringe. But possibly one of the most challenging things regarding bed bugs is how do you find them? Well, today we are going to show you the best way to find bed bugs.
Bed Bugs Are Small, But Cause Big Problems
Bed Bugs are small parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals. They are roughly 1mm to 7mm in length and are reddish-brown in color. They are predominately active only at night. Bed bugs greatly dislike light, so they are often hiding inside mattresses and inside walls and furniture. Continue reading The Best Way to Find Bed Bugs→
Every winter and spring there are thousands of people that flock to warmer climates in search of some reprieve from the bitter cold temperatures. They spend countless hours searching for the best hotel or vacation rental so they can soak up the sun on their vacation. People are so excited when they arrive, they throw their luggage on the bed and quickly head out to explore and play. What they fail to realize is that even though their accommodations look really clean and nice, there still might be a bed bug infestation hiding. Today, we are going to give you seven steps to make sure your hotel or vacation rental doesn’t have bed bugs.
The first reaction to finding bed bugs is, “How do I get rid of these disgusting bugs?” Okay, maybe the first reaction is, “Oh NOOooo” or something a little stronger. But usually the next thought is, how do I get rid of bed bugs? Most times our first thought is to buy a spray can of some sort of chemical spray to eliminate these little beasts. We check the internet for DIY solutions then run to the store to buy whichever chemical has the best marketing package.
However, bed bugs are resilient little beasts. They can go for months without eating. That means when chemicals are introduced into the infested area, these bed bugs will escape and lay low until the effectiveness of the chemical wears off. The cycle then starts itself all over again. This might lead you to asking if there is ever a time to use chemicals when getting rid of bed bugs?
Josh Erdman, owner of Erdye’s Pest Control will explain more in this short video.
So, you’ve found out that you have bed bugs. Now it’s time to get prepared for a bed bug heat treatment. First, it’s important to understand why this is a truly effective treatment that will get rid of those bed bugs once and for all…
Most chemicals will not kill all of the bed bugs in your home because they are smart little bugs. They are able to retreat into small crevices and hiding spots until the chemical treatment has lost its potency and then get right back to being bed bugs and reproducing. The bed bug heat treatment is the best solution to reach every space in your home and to kill the bed bugs. Heat treatments at the right temperatures will kill all bed bugs despite which life stage they are in. We’ve have said it many times before, heat is the best way to kill bed bugs. Continue reading How to Prepare for a Bed Bug Heat Treatment→
Did You Know??
Houseflies can taste with their feet – they have taste buds on them.
A cockroach can live nine days without eating. This is also the same amount of time that the body of a cockroach can live after its head has been cut off before it eventually dies from starvation.
An ant is capable of lifting fifty times its own weight and is capable pulling thirty times its own weight.
Only three kinds of animals fight battles in formations: humans, crows and ants.
Over 900,000 known species of insects exist throughout the world.
A flea can jump about two hundred times the length of their body, which is about thirteen inches.
The rhinoceros beetle is the strongest animal and is capable of lifting 850 times its own weight.
You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history.
The average bed contains between two million to six million dust mites.