Pests don’t care if you are on vacation and traveling, and they can be found anywhere in the world. Even the swankiest hotel or resort in the city can have a pest infestation. You never know when you are going to come across an infestation and until you come across these pesky bugs you won’t know what you are dealing with. It is entirely possible to bring a variety of critters home with you.
The best way to determine if you have picked up pests on vacation and carried them home is to know what type of pests are most commonly found, identify the pests behavior, and know what their infestations look like. A company like Superior Pest Solutions can help you determine if you have a bug problem.
Fleas are one of the most common pest infestation problems around the world, making their way into homes and yards. They feed on animals and humans when there are no animals around, and they multiply fast. Any home or area can quickly become infested with fleas if they are not dealt with swiftly and aggressively.
The flea pests behavior includes the ability to jump and climb, and they are so small they can easily hide in your clothing and luggage. If you have picked up fleas on your travels, keep items outside until you are certain they are free of fleas and then thoroughly wash everything to make sure no eggs are left behind.
Bed bugs are named for the area they invade, the bed. They are often found in and around beds and bedding, and they can even inhabit the bed that you pay for in a hotel. Before sleeping in any rented bed, search the bed and bedding for telltale signs of bugs.
Besides the actual bugs look for bug casings and molted bits, also keep an eye out for brown and red spots as they leave behind debris and feces. If these bugs make it back home with you, bag up those items that can’t be washed for six months. Thoroughly clean those items that can be washed on the highest heat setting possible. If you develop a pest infestation contact a professional pest control company for help.
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While these are the two most common pests to encounter while traveling, they are definitely not the only ones. When on vacation you also run the risk of an home infestation while you are away.