April 3, 2012
The list is in! Pest control professionals have comprised a list of the top 50 most bed bug infested cities and the good news is that Arkansas did not make the list. Unfortunately, many of these cities that were cited happen to be popular vacation destinations. It is no coincidence that the main travel destinations are also most impacted by bed bugs. Traveling continues to be the number one way to pick up a hitchhiking bed bug.
Click here to read the top 50 cities with bed bug infestations and find out if your next travel destination made the list. Many popular destinations including New York, Las Vegas, and Miami are on the list and it is no surprise to the experts in bed bug control at McCauley Services. If your city or your favorite vacation spot made this list, do not fret! This does not mean that you should get online and cancel your trip by any means. There are plenty of ways to prevent bed bugs, including careful preparations prior to leaving on vacation and hotel room inspections.
Before you make reservations, check the bed bug status of hotels by visiting bedbugregistry.com. Try and avoid hotels that may have recently experienced a bed bug problem, but you do not have to avoid them completely as many hotels are very quick to effectively remove bed bugs once found.
Bring a flashlight and get ready for a thorough hotel room inspection. You are going to want to strip the beds and check on furniture and even carpets for any signs of bed bugs. These signs will include live or dead bugs, skins of bugs, and dark blood spots.
Keep your luggage off the floor and keep your clothing in large sealed bags just to be safe, even in rooms that are clear of any signs of bed bugs.
When you get home, immediately send all the clothing to the washer and wash clothes on the hottest temperature possible for the fabrics as this will kill bed bugs or eggs that may have made the ride back.
By following these bed bug prevention tips hopefully you will not have to be a victim to the bed bug even if traveling to one of the top infested cities. If you have any questions about bed bug control in Little Rock, Benton, or Hot Springs, as well as elsewhere in Arkansas, contact McCauley Services today. No matter how severe the problem, McCauley’s has the most effective bed bug solutions available in Arkansas.