Monthly Archives: November 2013

How to Avoid Bed Bugs When Traveling

Bed bugs are no fun to have and are very hard to get rid of. If you are planning to travel this holiday season you will want to prepare yourself well to help prevent bringing any bed bugs back to your home. Trying to prevent bed bugs while traveling can be very hard nowadays. There are certain pesticides that are being banned and the increase in ease of travel has caused bed bugs to come back and allowed them to grow in number and locations. Don’t let bed bugs follow you home with the help of these tips.

Tips To Help Keep You Free of Bed Bugs

  • Check online at www.bedbugregistry.com to help make sure your travel location has not experienced a recent outbreak of bed bugs.
  • Pack a flashlight: A flashlight can be used to search the room you’re staying in.
  • Check areas that bed bugs can be using as hiding areas: Bed, headboard, the nightstand, behind mirrors, pictures, in crevices of furniture, and around electrical outlets.
  • Before packing your clothes put them inside plastic bags.
  • Try to only bring clothes that can be washed at high temperatures: If you do bring bed bugs home washing your clothes at really high temperatures helps kill any bed bugs present.
  • Leave your luggage on a luggage stand. Do not leave your suitcase open when you are not using it.
  • Keep an eye out for the signs of bed bugs: Brown or reddish spots on bed linens or mattresses, a sweet or musty odor when there is a large infestation, shed bed bug skins, and little red bite marks on your skin upon waking.
  • When you get home check all your belongings: If you find bed bugs wash all your clothes at very high temperatures and treat your suitcase.
  • If you find bed bugs, or think you may have them, call a professional pest control company.

If you are planning on traveling and don’t want to get bed bugs, follow these tips. If you do bring home bed bugs, call Triple S Pest Control today. The experts at Triple S will be able to help determine if you have indeed brought home bed bugs from your trip, and will be able to help you get rid of them. Triple S will also be able to help by giving you tips to help prevent the return of bed bugs and how you can keep from spreading them to others.

Fruit Fly Prevention Tips

Almost everyone loves a piece of fruit every now and then, and sure, leaving your fruit out in a fruit bowl may seem like a great idea for easy access, but it’s not. Leaving your fruit out can cause an infestation of fruit flies. Fruit flies are attracted to over-ripened fruit as well as other decaying matter. Fruit flies may be very small but they are not a pest to ignore. Fruit flies carry all types of diseases that are harmful to you and your family.

What is a Fruit Fly?

Fruit flies are very tiny, only measuring about ⅛ of an inch in size. Since fruit flies are so small, they can get into your house through window screens or crevices around windows or doors.The fruit fly is usually black and tan with bright red eyes. They can be found near alcohol, drains, produce, and garbage. Fruit flies love fermented produce and decaying material. The longer your fruit bowl sits out, the more likely you are to have fruit flies. Fruit flies don’t only want to eat your fruit and other decaying matter, they want to lay eggs in it.

What Makes Fruit Flies Bad?

Fruit flies can cause your family to become very ill, because they carry many pathogens. Flies are capable of spreading over 65 diseases to humans.

How to Prevent Fruit Flies?

  • Do not let your fruit over ripen on the counter
  • Keep all your fruit in the refrigerator
  • Keep all alcohol sealed
  • Make sure to empty your trash regularly
  • While your trash is in your home, keep it covered with a lid
  • Make sure your sink drains are clean and free of decaying food
  • Keep counter tops disinfected regularly
  • Dispose of all trash properly
  • Keep floors and all other place clean from crumbs and other bits of food

Fruit flies are one pest you will want to definitely prevent. Nobody wants nasty flies laying eggs in their fruit. If you do find that you have fruit flies and need help getting rid of them, call Triple S Pest Control today. The experts at Triple S Pest Control will be able to help you get rid of the fruit flies as well as give you helpful tips on keeping them away. Don’t let these nasty pests make your family sick. Keep your home safe with the help of Triple S Pest Control.