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How to Inspect for Bedbugs

Learn how to spot these critters to ensure that you won’t bring any home. When you’re heading to the airport or packing up the car to go on a trip, there’s always a moment of excitement. But arriving at your hotel and wondering whether there are bedbugs can certainly kill that buzz. Unfortunately, bedbugs are on the rise, particularly in hotels. They can cause bites that lead to severe itching, and it’s difficult and expensive to get rid of them if you accidentally bring them home with you! Luckily, there are easy ways to reduce your odds of making these creepy crawlers your traveling companions. Store Suitcases in the Bathroom. This one is bound to…

How to Get Rid of Bedbugs

Try these tactics to fight off bedbugs. Even if you’re super clean and try your best to avoid bedbugs, these little buggers are so ubiquitous that there’s still a chance that they can invade your bedroom. But have no fear. Sure, it’s always best to leave it to the professionals—for usually a few hundred bucks, you can hire a reputable pest control company with lots of experience. Their tactics vary depending on individual needs, but typically the pros will fix the problem with chemical and non-chemical controls that are exclusively available to licensed pest control operators, as well as special cleaning and disposal methods. However, these are a few simple DIY methods that may…

How At-Risk Are You for Bedbugs, Really?

Find out how likely it is that your home is infested. The short answer is that any home can become infested with bedbugs, and they are more common than you may think. About 20 percent of Americans have had an infestation or know someone who has had a run-in with bedbugs at home or in a hotel. To debunk a common myth: They are as likely to infest a sparkling-clean home as they are one that is unkempt. However, they are more likely to be found in larger buildings with many occupants, such as apartments, dorms, movie theaters, and hotels. And if you visit an infected area, there’s a chance that bedbugs may hitch a ride…