If you are hosting an event at your home and you know that one of your friends is sick with the flu, would you invite them to join in on the festivities? Of course not – not because you don’t love them, but simply because you don’t want anyone else getting sick. Now, same situation but this time your friend has a bed bug infestation; would you invite them over now? Hopefully, your answer would still be no. Unfortunately, in most cases when bed bugs sneak from home to home, nobody but the bed bugs know.

Why bed bugs thrive during summer vacation season

If you are not already aware, bed bugs are hitchhiking pests, which means that they need assistance from someone or something to get them from place to place. During the summer months, when the weather is warm, people are much more active and spend more time taking long trips to and from their Florida homes; this is when you can expect bed bugs to be at their worst.

Tips to keep bed bugs out of your home

The tips we are about to share with you, we also recommend you share with any potential guests that may stay with you this summer, as doing so will significantly reduce the chances of finding bed bugs crawling in your bed and disrupting your sleep with their nightly feeding sessions.

  • Know the signs bed bugs leave behind: blood stains, spots of fecal matter, shed skins, tiny white eggs, or the bed bugs themselves.
  • If you find them anywhere you plan to stay, consider changing rooms, or establishments altogether.
  • Check items you buy for signs of bed bugs before bringing them home.
  • When traveling, store dirty clothing inside of airtight zip lock containers so bed bugs can’t sneak inside.
  • When you return home, wash all of your travel clothing immediately to kill any potential bed bug clingers.

Why call a professional ASAP if bed bugs show up

We hope that the above tips will help keep your home bed bug free; however, if bed bugs still find their way into your home, we would like to help. Here at Biotherm Green Solutions, Inc., we have professional treatments to fully and effectively eradicate bed bugs from your home. Give us a call and let us find a solution that will best suit your individual needs!