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.
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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.
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There’s no faster cure for the winter blues than looking forward to your upcoming tropical vacation. You’re probably dreaming of putting your toes in the sand, taking a dip in the beautiful turquoise colored water, or perhaps sipping a fruity cocktail while watching the sunset. What you’re probably not dreaming about, is the fact that your hotel/vacation rental might have a nasty bed bug infestation! Trust us, there is no faster way to ruin your vacation than finding out you’re staying with bed bugs.
Bed Bugs are only in dingy hotels, right?
Wrong! Bed bugs are found all over the world and are nondiscriminatory. Meaning, they can be found in the ritziest of homes and hotels to apartments and homeless shelters. They’re small, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm and can live several months without feeding. Since they are so small and active at night, this makes it difficult to detect them during the day. More info here on bed bugs here.
Inspect Your Hotel Room to Prevent Bed Bugs.
There are several things you can do to prevent bed bugs from ruining your vacation fun. The first thing you should do is inspect your hotel room. This can be done in a few minutes, and it’s this easy.
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