Absolute Pest Management, a premier pest control company in New England, has found that Bed bugs in MA are an increasing problem as of late. If you are waking up in the morning with itchy red spots on your abdomen and legs that are unexplained, you may very well have bed bugs. Now, before you say, “I can’t have bed bugs, my house is very clean,” keep in mind that even the cleanest of houses can still have beg bugs. Bed bugs travel mostly in your luggage when you travel. Many people bring them home from the hotel they stayed in, and they are found in the finest hotels as well. To keep your bedbug infestations to a minimum, keep these thoughts in mind:
- First, never use the bureaus and drawers in a hotel.
- Never put your luggage on the floor of your hotel room.
- Do not put your luggage on the spare bed in your room.
- Put your luggage on a shelf, preferably near the door or in the bathroom.
- Inspect your bedding before you go to bed. Inspect the nightstand also.
- If you wake in the early morning hours around 3 AM, pull back the sheets and just give it a quick look.
Bed bugs are at an epidemic in the United States right now, and pest control agencies are doing their best to control them. They went from an average of 20 calls per year for bed bugs to over 100 per year. This is being attributed to more business travel. If you are experiencing this problem, give Absolute Pest a call immediately! Bed bugs in MA need to be eradicated as quickly as possible.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are small, reddish brown bugs about the size of an apple seed at their biggest. They are very flat and can be found in the seams of bedding, in and under clock radios, around baseboard, light switches, and even under loose wallpaper. Any area that is relatively warm they will seek out. If you find these in a hotel, request that they are removed immediately and make sure that the new room is not abutting the old room even above and below. If at all feasible, check out of that hotel completely!