With spring break around here and summer vacation just around the corner, families prepare for holiday travel. No one to bring home some sand in his shoes after a week idyllic lounging on the beach, but there is nothing that has the joy of a holiday like unpacking a bed bugs next few with bathing suits.
Opera singer Alison Trainer has bed bugs while staying in an exclusive hotel in Phoenix in 2007. She told ABC News that when he awoke in the middle of the night: "They were all over the bed and comforter and pillows and I pulled the sheets and were everywhere."
"They like little vampires, like stealth feeders at night, "said Michael Raupp, professor at the University of Maryland entomology, told ABC News on the same report. While most people wake up with itchy red bites the next morning, almost 50% of bed bug victims do not react. You may not know you've been sharing a bed with blood-sucking insects up to go home for the holidays.
According to a survey in 2004 of professional pest control by the magazine Pest Control Technology, hotels and motels were the most common sites of infestation of bedbugs, which represent more than one third of the complaints insect of the bed. Bedbugs are brought into hotels by guests, are not a problem of sanitation. These hitchhikers fans travel in luggage and clothing. They hide in and around the beds to be close to their prey, the unsuspecting traveler. Although not transmit the disease, bed bugs feed on human blood and can traumatize their victims, causing Anxiety, stress and insomnia. About the size of an apple seed, bed bugs have flat, oval bodies, which are wingless, reddish-brown.
Nearly eradicated in the 1950s, the banning of DDT, along with increased international travel has caused a resurgence of bedbugs in all 50 states. Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, resorts and cruises offer perfect breeding sites and transmission of these troublesome pests. Many tourist cities like New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Honolulu and San Francisco have been waging a war against the growing number of bed bug complaints from tourists and residents. Concern negative impact on the tourism industry has led several states to consider bed bug legislation.
Bed bugs are a vexing problem for industry hotel. Rooms that were free of pests a night can be infected by a host of the next. Infestations often go undetected, extends to the rooms adjacent through vents, ducts, pipes, even the cleaning staff. When bugs are discovered, on today about chemicals control pest that the request for repetition. infected rooms may not be sufficiently treated before being assigned to new guests.
There is no reason Vacation stop, passengers only need to take some precautions to avoid bringing bed bugs home.
Before you book your hotel, check traveler reviews bedbugs on popular websites for information: TripAdvisor.com, HotelChatter.com and BedBugRegistry.com. Pack belongings in plastic bags and add storage and strongly consider protecting your mattresses and box springs encasements bed safe in the event that bring home the bed bugs.
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When checking in, inspect the room. Remove bedding and check the mattress, in particular the seams and reinforcements for live insects, throwing exoskeletons and fecal black or rusty spots. Use a flashlight to look behind the headboard, frames, drawers, along baseboards. If you see signs of insects bed, ask for another room or go to a different hotel.
During their stay at the hotel, keep your bag and possessions of the bed, floor and furniture upholstery. Luggage Store luggage on racks or tables and keep them closed. Do not put your clothes on the bed. Hang bags in the closet.
If you suspect bed bugs or developing hives red, itchy, notify the hotel management. Ask for another room in a different part of the building or in a different hotel. Trap bed bugs a pill bottle or sealed plastic bag to show the manager. When you return home, immediately call a professional pest control before unpacking. Other insects often mistaken for insect bites and bed bugs are similar to those of mosquitoes and other insects. A pest control professional can correctly identify the problem.
On returning home, unpack in a garage, laundry or bath clear, not in bed. Inspect your bag and its contents for signs of bed bugs. Order clothes in plastic bags can be emptied directly into the washer. Wash and dry (60 minutes) on the hottest setting. Empty bags and store away from the bedroom. Immediately discard the vacuum bag and storage bags in a container outside. Items that can not be washed can be sealed in plastic bags and frozen for two weeks or placed in a hot car, closed for two hours.
A new product just hit the market called Packtite which is a closed heating chamber for frequent travelers. This new product lets you put your entire piece of luggage secured inside the heating chamber and kill the bugs and eggs even before unpacking. Although this product is not for everyone, for business travelers or families who travel abroad frequently the product is worth keeping in mind.
For the next couple of weeks to review their mattresses for signs of bedbugs. Call a professional pest control immediately if you see any signs of bed bugs.
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