New York City residents love traveling the world. When doing so, it is vital to take steps to ensure that you can avoid future problems. Many travelers end up dealing with bedbug infestations when they return home. Such problems can be avoided by focusing on the SLEEP acronym. Below, you’ll learn more about and how it can help you.
When visiting a motel, you’ll likely want to toss your bags to the ground and jump on the bed. It is not a good idea to do this. You need to check the room carefully to make sure it is not overflowing with bedbugs. Survey the room and see if you can find bedbugs. Check the bed for the signs of bedbugs. Have you found bedbug feces or egg casings on the bed? If so, the room likely has bedbugs and you’ll need to move to another room. Talk to the manager because you don’t want to spend the night at a bedbug-infested motel.
Lift & Look
Next, you’ll need to dive in for a closer look. Get closer to the bed and check it thoroughly. Lift the covers and remove them from the mattress. Lift the mattress and check under it. Bedbugs tend to stay on mattresses so you’ll need to check it thoroughly. Don’t forget to lift and look under furniture too. Bedbugs could be hiding under anything.
Before going further, you’ll want to take steps to prevent bedbugs from climbing into your luggage. Elevate your luggage from the ground by using the luggage rack. Make sure that the luggage rack is placed in the middle of the room since this will prevent bedbugs from climbing the wall and enter your luggage.
Once you’ve finished your vacation, you’ll be ready to return home. You’ll likely get home and you’ll be ready to drop. Don’t. Before entering your home, you need to make sure that your luggage does not contain bedbugs. You need to check the items carefully to avoid problems. Search through your luggage in a utility room or garage.
Finally, you’ll need to spend a few minutes placing your luggage in the dryer. Be sure to switch to the hottest temperature. Once you’ve done that, you should let your clothes dry for 15 minutes or longer. If bedbugs are hiding on your clothes, the dryer’s heat will kill them. Dealing with a bedbug infestation will prove to be difficult. With that being said, it is often best to keep them out in the first place.
If bedbugs invade your home, we’ll be here to help. Contact our office and take advantage of our bedbug removal services. We won’t stop until your home is free of bedbugs.