Bed Bugs Arizona Hotels
If you’re staying in a hotel, beware. Bed bug prevalence is on the rise, and hotels and motels are some of their favorite hangouts. In fact calls for bed bugs services throughout Arizona are on the rise. A good indication of the growing problem is that you may have arrived on this page by searching some form of bed bugs Arizona hotels like thousands of other visitors. These pesky critters can cause severe itching and welt-like bites, and it’s costly to get rid of them if they follow you home. What’s more, research suggests they can cause financial distress, anxiety, and social isolation. In fact getting these critters seems to be a lot easier than getting rid of them. Consumers should be aware they are excellent hitchhikers and are often brought home hidden in or on luggage or clothing. Taking a few precautionary steps can save you an unwanted headache.
“The quickest way to bring a bed bug infestation home is by staying overnight in a hotel or motel.”
The first step would be to search online using some form of bed bugs Arizona hotels. Usually this will produce a list of registries where consumers have reported bed bugs. If you find a location that you intend to stay at…don’t panic…call the location for verification and find out if they have a preventative program in place.
Upon arrival to your room…do not unpack or place your luggage on the floor or bed. These are great locations for the critters to hitch a ride and you do not want to find out after the fact the room is infested.
Begin your inspection with the mattress, as this is the most common area for bed bugs. These critters tend to nest in close proximity to their food source (people). Gently remove the sheet and mattress pad inspecting the four corners of the mattress and box spring.
Another important place for bed bugs that is often overlooked is the luggage rack or valet. Inspect carefully, concentrating on cracks and crevices. Bed bugs maybe found on the luggage rack if they have come in on other travelers’ luggage.
If you want to do a more in-depth inspection:
Inspect along the edging, seams and other small areas of the mattress and box spring. Continue your inspection with the headboard. In most hotels the headboard is attached to the wall. Use a flashlight to look in the crack between the wall and the headboard. Using a blow dryer set to hot is a great way to draw the critters out of hiding. They are attracted to body heat when ready to feed.
Next inspect the furniture around the bed, and any pictures hanging on the wall. Bed bugs are known to hide behind framed pictures and around or on furniture. Make sure you inspect all the cracks and crevices of the night stand, including screw holes, joints and in the drawers. Once you have insured that these areas do not have bed bugs move on to other furniture in the room, especially upholstered chairs. As you are inspecting pay special attention to the seams.
If you find bed bugs in your hotel room remove your luggage and clothing immediately, notify the front desk and ask to be moved to a new room, which is not next door to the room where you found bed bugs. If possible moving to another hotel is the best option as bed bugs are great travelers and easily move from one room to another.
When staying overnight it’s a good idea to bring along a large plastic bag to put your dirty clothes into. Bed bugs can smell the chemical that we leave behind on our clothing and are attracted to this smell. Putting dirty clothing into a plastic bag will reduce the chance that you will get bed bugs on these items, and then bring them home with you.
If you stay overnight and are worried about bed bugs take precautions to reduce the risk of bringing bed bugs into your home. Immediately launder all the clothing you brought with you, or seal inside a plastic bag until it can be laundered. Running clothing items through a complete dryer cycle will produce enough heat to eradicate bed bugs.
Vacuum your suitcase, inside and out. Once you have finished vacuuming your suitcase immediately discard the contents of the vacuum in a plastic bag which can be sealed tightly shut and then put in the trash. The suitcase can then be stored inside a large plastic bag or box to insure, in the unlikely event that bed bugs did hitchhike, they cannot move from your suitcase into your home. Arizona residents are advised to seal luggage in clear plastic and leave out in the summer sun as a natural eradication method.
Footwear can be wiped down with hot water to reduce the risk of them being infested with bed bugs. Using a blow dryer set on high heat is very effective in drawing these critters out. Extended exposure to high heat above 125 degrees will eradicate bed bugs.
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“Spray anything and everything with the most powerful bug killer juice available and pray it works.”
Looking for bed bugs Arizona information? You’re not the first person to visit, and unfortunately you will not be the last. Arizona is under attack by an ever-increasing wave of bed bugs. If you or someone you know has an infestation the only thing on your mind is how to get rid of these critters FAST and how much will it cost.
When it comes to bed bugs Arizona consumers have options. You can get some over the counter pesticides and attack the problem immediately. Experienced exterminators refer to this method as the ole’ “spray and pray.” Spray anything and everything with the most powerful bug killer juice available and pray it works. We also like to add…”and pray no one has their health endangered by exposure to harsh chemicals.”
Most of us like to save a little money and want a quick remedy. Be WARNED…when dealing with these critters, attempting to solve the problem on your own eventually leads to frustration and the need to call in a professional. Bed Bugs are tough critters and difficult to get rid of…even for experienced exterminators. Spraying harsh chemicals in and around areas that humans sleep is a recipe for disaster.
Hiring a good bed bugs Arizona exterminator can be a task within itself. Exterminators will offer liquid type treatments, chemical-free options such as heat or cold treatments, and options that combine these methods. Liquid treatments consist of spraying pesticides in and around bedding. This is risky and does not penetrate the eggs…meaning several re-applications will be necessary to control new hatchings. Failing to have periodic follow up services will lead to re-infestation within 6 weeks.
Cold temperature treatments are great for eliminating adults and eggs when they are exposed. They are great in that consumers are not exposed to pesticides; however the failure rate is high due to the ability of these critters to remain hidden. These insects must be directly exposed to be effective.
Bed Bugs Arizona heat treatments can be very effective when performed properly. Adults, including those that are well hidden and eggs are eradicated with one treatment. Consumers are not exposed to harsh chemicals and they can resume normal activity upon completion of the service. The downside of heat treatments is there is no residual to protect against future infestation(s).
If you have…or suspect bed bugs don’t panic. Find a professional that has the experience to thoroughly diagnosis your infestation provide the best option(s) for your situation. We provide free inspections and evaluations. For more information about Bed Bugs Arizona give us a call.
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