Unfortunately, with the number of reported bed bug cases on the rise all across the country, many Floridians are cancelling their much needed and long anticipated summer vacations. If you’re one of the brave and not ready to give up getaway, McCall Service, a longtime Florida pest control company, would like to offer you a few tips to avoid bringing home bed bugs as you travel this summer.
Before you enter your hotel room, inspect it! Bring a flashlight from home and be on the lookout for adult bed bugs, dried blood spots or caste skins on mattresses, linens, along walls or in upholstered furniture
Check inside nightstands and bureaus and under all furniture in your room
Never unpack your luggage into hotel room bureaus, keep all of your clothes in your suitcase, closed and on top of the luggage racks provided
If you see any signs of bed bug activity, contact the hotel manager and request a new room, well away from your current one
Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers so when you arrive at home, do not bring anything indoors until you thoroughly inspected it; this includes not only your luggage, but backpacks, purses, diaper bags and computer cases
Wash and dry all of your clothing in the hottest temperature allowed by the fabric
Unfortunately, bed bugs are not attracted to unsanitary conditions, meaning 5-star resorts are just as likely to have a bed bug problem as budget motels. Anywhere there are people, there is likely to be bed bugs, but with a little caution, you can enjoy your vacation and go home bed bug free.
Contact McCall Service To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs
If think you may have brought home more than souvenirs from your summer vacation, or if you are a business owner or manager and have received complaints about bed bug activity, contact McCall Service for effective help getting rid of bed bugs. We offer highly effective bed bug treatments in Northern Florida including Ocala, Tampa and Jacksonville.