Here in Orlando, we have just about every attraction and warm-weather activity you can imagine. With beautiful beaches close by and three major theme parks within our thriving city, Orlando is a location many people enjoy. For many Americans, visiting Orlando is a dream come true. And this summer was no different. However, there’s a chance that some of our friendly visitors brought some not-so-friendly companions. We are talking about bed bugs.

How Bed Bugs Invade After School Returns

Throughout the summer, as Orlando residents bump into visitors from other states and travel through public areas, the risk of picking up bed bugs and bringing them back home is actually quite high. With school starting in August, it’s likely that some students will return to school after bed bugs have infested their home. And it won’t take long for them to spread. These bugs could ride home with another student or infest the school itself. With more and more homes becoming infested, the likelihood of bed bugs hitchhiking on your childrens’ school bags and other items will continue to increase. The only way to combat this problem is to understand how bed bugs invade and what you can do to stop them.

How to Lower Your Risk For Bed Bug Infestations.

Bed bugs are known as one of the most resilient species of parasitic insects due to their ability to withstand very hot and cold temperatures, and they are resistant to most forms of pesticide. However, you can take a few precautions to help prevent bed bugs from being brought into your Orlando home.

  • If you plan on making any last-minute travel plans, be aware that bed bugs can be found in almost any public setting where people commonly frequent. Keep an eye out for bed bugs in hotels, airports, libraries, and, of course, school systems.
  • When your children come home from school, check their backpacks and other school items for hitchhiking bed bugs. You might find adult bed bugs or their tiny white eggs in zippers, creases, pockets, and folds.
  • After returning home from a trip, put any used clothing in the wash on the highest possible heat setting. This will kill any eggs or bed bugs that are hiding.

Sometimes, keeping bed bugs out of your Orlando home just isn’t possible no matter how vigilant you are. Here at Biotherm Green Solutions Inc., we believe in providing the most effective and advanced forms of bed bug treatments available, which is why we provide canine bed bug inspections as well as bed bug heat treatments. If effective bed bug solutions are what you’re after, Biotherm is the pest control provider for you! As a company that specializes in bed bug control, you can’t get better help than what you’ll get from the specialists here at BioTherm. Reach out today to find out more about our specialized bed bug treatment options!