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This is the time of year when people love to get out. They travel to the beaches and the resorts. They go to campgrounds and parks. They see relatives, friends, and have no problem traveling through several states to do it. Do you have any of these on your radar? If you're planning to take a trip this summer, be sure to take a moment to consider these important facts about bed bugs.

  • Bed bugs thrive in places where there are multiple rooms close together. This makes hotels, motels, and resorts a particular target for these pests.

  • Bed bugs travel in on guests. With infestations climbing across the United States, it is becoming more and more likely that these bugs will find their way into our hospitality industry.

  • Bed bugs are world travelers. They don't just come from homes here in our country. With the increase in world travel, they can ride their way in on guests visiting from other countries, especially countries where pest control is much more limited. If you intend to stay somewhere that gets a lot of worldwide visitation, you may want to take extra precautions.

  • Bed bugs don't just live in dirty places. They have been found living in some of the cleanest, well-maintained hotels and resorts in the United States. These bugs feed on blood, not filth. If they can get a blood meal, they will be more than happy to stay.

  • Bed bugs aren't just found in hotels, motels, and other paid accommodations. They can be found at the home of a friend or relative. Often, we take precautions when we stop somewhere along the way and neglect to do a check for bed bugs when we get to where we're going.

  • Bed bugs aren't just found where you sleep. These pests have been found infesting taxis, buses, trains, and planes. You can get bed bugs even before you check in to where you'll be staying. Be aware of what bed bugs look like and what signs they leave behind.

4 Quick Signs Of Bed Bugs

  1. Black stains, especially in seams and stitching on mattresses and upholstered furniture.

  2. Black streaks on wood, pillowcases, sheets, and fabrics.

  3. Blood stains on fabrics.

  4. Shed insect casings. Bed bugs go through 5 stages of development between egg and adult.

Hopefully, these tips will prevent you from bringing bed bugs home with you. They will certainly increase your odds of staying bed bug-free. However, if these blood-eating pests find their way into your home, give Witt Pest Management a call. We have the most advanced bed bug services available in the industry and a track record for safely and effectively eradicating these bugs.

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