Whether you are looking for a change in scenery or a reprieve from the mundane with a staycation, some rest and relaxation could be just the ticket. Whatever your plans for spring break, don’t let pests crash them. Bed bugs and mosquitoes are two pests you should be vigilant about preventing.
Bed bugs aren’t your average household pests, but bed bug incidents are increasing. There has been a 71% rise in bed bug reports since 2001, and 68% of pest control professionals report finding bedbugs in hotels and motels, according to the NPMA. Bed bugs are found in all 50 states, which makes them particularly hard to avoid. Even worse? They don’t discriminate – they have been found in five-star hotels and quaint motels. Contrary to what many people believe, they aren’t attracted to dirt or filth, they’re attracted to their main food source, blood.
Here are our top three tips to avoid these pesky pests:
Fortunately, bed bugs can’t transmit diseases to humans. Unfortunately, mosquitoes can. These buzzing pests are one of the deadliest creatures in the world because of the many diseases they carry, such as Zika, West Nile virus, and dengue fever.
Like bed bugs, they are found in all regions of the U.S. and feed on blood. Because of the danger mosquitoes can pose to humans, prevention is key. While mosquito season begins in early spring and peaks in summer in most areas, if traveling to tropical areas, it’s likely they are a problem year-round.
Here are our top three tips to prevent mosquitoes from ruining your spring escape:
Remember, if you’re in need of a trustworthy pest control company, we can help. Request a quote or call 855-855-4873 and one of our pest control professionals will work with you to address the problem.