It’s incredibly hard to stay away from insects and other creatures. Even if Dallas residents stay inside their homes and businesses, there’s no guarantee they won’t have to deal with pests in some fashion. In fact, there is a slew of specimens that naturally gravitate to interior spaces where humans congregate. For example, mosquitoes are attracted to our body chemistry and seek us out because they live off of blood. The danger in this is that they can transmit diseases in the process.
Bed bugs absorb blood too and thrive in human settings. They’re known for infiltrating mattresses and leaving itchy bites on our skin. However, they don’t stop at the bedrooms. Transportation stations are hotspots for these awful creepy-crawlers. Learn what you can do as a traveler or a relevant industry worker to avoid bed bugs.
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
As stated bed bugs drink blood. It’s essential to their survival. They will go wherever they can access an endless supply of this fluid. This makes transport venues like bus centers, train stations, and airports an idyllic paradise for them. These critters will wiggle into the luggage, purses, and clothes of unsuspecting passengers, and follow them to their destination. Next, they’ll venture off to infest:
- Wood trim
It’s equally probable that patrons will introduce bed bugs to a public place if they have issues in their homes. In any event, the intimacy of travel quarters makes it easy for these pests to move about.
When there’s a bed bug infestation present, you’ll see blood drops and reddish-brown stains on surfaces and fabrics. You may also notice brown or black fecal matter that is powdery. A musty odor may fill the air. These bloodsuckers are ¼ of an inch long. Their reddish-brown bodies consist of two antennas, six legs, a small oval head, a weird looking midsection, and a large round bottom. They produce white eggs and translucent young.
How Can Bed Bugs Be Prevented?
In locations with a lot of human traffic, there isn’t a fail-safe way to prevent bed bugs. However, don’t be discouraged. There are several things customers, management teams, maintenance staff, and other employees can do to reduce possible bed bug transfer:
- Have all interior areas, carpets, and furniture steam cleaned and vacuumed regularly.
- Decrease overall clutter.
- Routinely examine drawers, appliances, electronics, electrical sockets, and surge protectors.
- Have staff and consumers report bed bug activity.
- Refrain from putting personal bags on the floor, or near the items of others.
- Get protective sealed bags to place luggage in.
- Wash trip wear in hot water and dry it on high for 20 minutes.
- Examine clothes and suitcases before and after a trip.
- Inspect hotel rooms before entering them. If you find bed bugs, tell a crew member and be reassigned to another unit that is not above, below, or adjacent to the infested room.
What Can Delta 1 Pest Control Do About Bed Bugs?
One of the many troubles of bed bugs is that they are challenging to eliminate. They are very tiny and they can quickly multiply. Additionally, each one has to be killed, including eggs. Residents may have limited powers to deter them, but we at Delta 1 Pest Control have professional resources at our disposal. We have technicians with expert knowledge and experience. They use advanced products and equipment developed just for bed bugs. These critters won’t stand a chance. Whether prevention or extermination is needed, you can call us today!!