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How to Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Back to College

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Bed bugs are not the guests you want in your college dorm, but you might unknowingly bring them with you from home. It pays to be extra careful when moving back to school so you and your roommates can avoid the need for pest control. Here’s a look at how to avoid bringing bed bugs back to college.

Inspect Furniture Before Purchasing
College students need to save money whenever they can, and buying secondhand furniture is a great way to do it. As good as the deal may be, you should always inspect your furniture before you bring it into your college dorm or house. Bed bugs aren’t always easy to detect, which is why you should take the time to carefully inspect your couches, chairs, and beds before you bring them into your living space.

Check Out Your Suitcase
Going on a road trip can be fun and fulfilling, and in-between semesters may be the perfect time for it. If you like to travel during your summers, you should be extra careful not to bring a bed bug infestation into your college home. Be sure to look through your belongings and inspect all of your bags before you head to school again. Bed bugs are notorious for latching themselves to belongings, and you don’t want their landing spot to be your college dorm room.

Know the Signs
Nobody wants to deal with a pest infestation, but you can deal with one by understanding what to look for. Make sure you check your mattress and bedding for any signs of bed bugs. This includes droppings, stains, and the bodies of insects themselves. It’s important to recognize the signs of a bed bug infestation early on so that you can have a pest control professional deal with the problem.

If you do end up dealing with bed bugs in Orange County, contact the pest control company professionals at Payne Pest Management. Bed bug control is just one of the services we offer, so check out our website or give us a call at (877) 365-5629 to learn about our other specialties.

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