Don't Let 4th Of July Guests Bring Bed Bugs Into Your Home
July 3, 2019
This Independence Day, many Souderton residents are planning their celebrations with friends, family, and co-workers. It can be fun to celebrate the 4th of July, especially when you’re celebrating with people you care about. But with more people traveling in and out of your home, you have a higher risk of acquiring bed bugs. If you’re not careful, your 4th of July guests could be the reason you end up with a bed bug infestation!
What leads to bed bug infestations in Souderton homes?
There are several things about summer that encourage bed bug activity. The warmth of the season encourages bed bugs to be active while also providing the perfect temperature for new eggs to hatch. In fact, a lot of bed bug infestations start with eggs being brought into homes in luggage, clothing, used furniture, or personal items. Once those eggs are brought inside, it doesn’t take long for a few bed bugs to turn into hundreds.
Aside from the heat making bed bugs more active, many people travel more during the months of summer. As hitchhiking pests, bed bugs are only capable of entering your property if they are brought there by humans. All they need is a bag, suitcase, or piece of clothing to attach to. Sometimes travelers pick up bed bugs while passing through public spaces. When it comes to areas with high human activity, you can bet on high bed bug activity as well.
Bed Bug Prevention Tips
Now that you know what factors encourage bed bug activity, you can take a few steps to protect your Souderton home from these annoying intruders when you have guests over this summer.
Check all bags, luggage, and clothing before bringing these items into your home.
Inspect yourself for hitchhiking bed bugs after traveling through public spaces.
Ask your guests to put any bed bug infested items in airtight bags or in the wash on a high-heat setting.
Hang all coats and jackets on hooks instead of allowing them to lie on the ground or a piece of furniture.
Bed bugs are tricky pests to keep out of your home, and even trickier to get rid of. With their fast reproductive rate and resilient nature, bed bugs are among the most difficult pests to remove without professional help. Here at Moyer Pest Control, we are dedicated to providing the services and treatments needed for you to enjoy a bed bug-free home. Schedule your bed bug inspection or service visit today by contacting the pest experts here at Moyer!