Bed Bug Activity on the Rise in Fort Worth
The increase in international travel has led to a resurgence in bed bug activity during the last eight to nine years. Bed bugs are on the rise in most major metropolitan areas and Fort Worth and the rest of Tarrant County are no exception. The presence of a major international airport has no doubt contributed to the major increase in bed bug activity experienced in greater Fort Worth. , XPest is advising Fort Worth residents to remain extra vigilant to prevent exposure to these blood sucking With the onset of the busy summer travel season pests.
“As people travel during the summer months, the risk of bringing bed bugs home with them increases substantially,” said Frederick Raymond, Managing Partner of XPest of Texas, LLC. “Whether they’re staying in a hotel or staying with friends or family, travelers should take precautions to prevent bed bugs from hitching a ride in their suitcase.”
XPest recommends travelers take the following precautions to avoid bringing bed bugs home with them:
• At hotels, carefully inspect the entire room before unpacking, especially behind the headboard and in upholstered furniture. Pull back the bed sheets and check the mattress seams and the box springs for evidence of bed bug activity.
• Do not place luggage on the bed or on the floor. Use hotel luggage racks when packing or unpacking.
• Upon returning home from a trip, inspect luggage and other items before bringing them into the house. Wash all clothes and run them through a high-heat dryer cycle.
For more information about bedbugs, please visit http://xpesttx.com.
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XPest of Texas, LLC is a fully licensed pest control company serving the greater Fort Worth community. XPest is staffed by professionals with over 21 years of experience protecting Texas homes from bed bugs and other pests.
Submitted on: 2013-06-23 09:26:58