Bed bugs are a nasty problem but if you thought they were just for dirty, dingy bedrooms, think again. From a city’s slums to the most luxurious of hotels, bed bugs are an increasingly common problem and they’re extremely difficult to treat. If you suspect you have bed bugs you’re advised to call a local pest control provider immediately. Continue reading
Valentine’s Day is closing in and the chilly weather is leading many couples to plan winter getaways. Whether you’re excited for a long weekend in a cultural capital or you’ve got an entire romantic week planned in one of America’s biggest cities, check this list before you book. These five cities, while great for romance, rank among the highest in the nation for reported cases of bedbugs.
What’s not to love about Chicago? The Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, dozens of fabulous museums. The mercury may have dropped in The Windy City but instances of bed bugs haven’t. Whether you’re considering a fancy penthouse suite or a budget motel, be on the lookout for these small, nasty pests in Chicago.
Bedbugs are a growing and persistent problem in the United States and as summer vacations mean increased travel, these pests have even more opportunity to spread and infest your home. Not only does an encounter with bedbugs spoil a vacation, it can also make coming home a nightmare, if you bring these biting critters home as an unwanted souvenir. Here are a few tips on how to protect you and your family from bedbugs this season.
- Pack smart: Though it seems impractical, packing as many items as possible in Ziploc bags will help keep bugs out. A hard suitcase is also a safer option than a cloth, duffel bag. If you are going to be doing extensive travel and staying in several different hotels, it’s a good idea to just live out of your suitcases (and plastic bags) so you don’t give the bugs a chance to get inside your belongings.
- Look up the hotel first: Before you book a hotel, visit The Bedbug Registry to see hotels in the area you will be traveling that have had reports of bedbugs. You may also find similar reports on reviews of hotels. Continue reading