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CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO VISIT FAMILY OR TAKE A FAMILY HOLIDAY – BEWARE OF BED BUGS

Bed Bugs

CHRISTMAS IS A TIME TO VISIT FAMILY OR TAKE A FAMILY HOLIDAY – BEWARE OF BED BUGS

If you are going out of town for the Christmas holiday whether to visit relatives or take a family holiday and will be staying in a hotel you should be aware of bed bugs.

These nocturnal pests come out from all types of furniture including the bedding and mattress plus closets to sink their teeth into sleeping humans and suck their blood. They hitchhike on people from one location to another.  Once bedbugs settle into an environment, they're very tough to stop.

Here are some tips to prevent Bed Bugs form invading your home:

1. Get educated -Read up on bedbugs and how they spread. Know what the bites and the bugs look like.

2. Start snooping- When staying in a hotel turn over the mattress and inspected the underside-also take a look at the box springs, head boards, footboards and bed rails. Using white sheets for bedding can also help in finding blood spots.   

  1. Save a sample- If you think you see a bedbug, grab it with tweezers and put it in a small container with rubbing alcohol, or pick it up with clear tape then tape it to a piece of paper.
  2. When traveling keeping personal items and baggage away from the sleeping areas and elevated off the ground.  Bites can take up to a couple of weeks to show themselves so just because you don’t see a bite while you are staying somewhere on vacation does not mean you are in the clear.   
  3. Upon returning home from a trip, inspect suitcases and other belongings before bringing them into the house. Wash all of your clothes - even those that have not been worn - in hot water to ensure that any bed bugs that may have made it that far are not placed into your drawers/closet.

  4. Call a professional pest control company.

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES hopes you have a happy and safe holiday.

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs.  Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs.  Get a quote now!

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