Last updated 5 days ago
While many people associate hotel stays with bringing home bed bugs after a trip, there are many places you could encounter these pests much closer to home. Movie theaters’ cushioned seats provide the perfect home for bed bugs. Daycares and schools are common breeding grounds for bed bugs, which spread to homes when children and students return at the end of the day or over summer vacation. Hospitals, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes have numerous beds where bed bugs can multiply, as well as a large number of visitors each day that can introduce these pests into the facility. Many offices, consignment shops, thrift shops, and even retail stores have also reported problems with bed bugs infiltrating through clothing, linens, carpeting, and furniture.
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Last updated 12 days ago
Bed bug infestations are on the rise. These pests can be found in hotels, hospitals, movie theaters, schools, and many other areas you may frequent every day. However, there are many steps you can take to prevent a bed bug infestation in your home. Before bringing secondhand clothing, linens, or furniture into your home, perform a thorough check to make sure you aren’t bringing in any unwanted guests. If you do spot signs of bed bugs, such as dead skin, excrement, or the bugs themselves, call a pest control expert immediately to bring the situation under control. Watch this video to find out more about keeping bed bugs out of your home.
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Last updated 19 days ago
Although bed bugs were once nearly eradicated in the United States, in recent years, there has been a resurgence in bed bug infestations. One of the most common ways to bring these pests into your home is to pick them up during your travels. Keep reading to discover some simple tips that can help you avoid bringing bed bugs home as an unpleasant souvenir the next time you take a trip.
Check Your Hotel Room
Upon entering any hotel room, check the area for signs of bed bugs. Use a flashlight to inspect the corners of your room and check along the headboard of the bed. You should also remove the sheets from the bed to look at the seams and corners of the mattress. Look for small black spots, dark red or brown streaks, small clear eggs, or signs of the insects themselves. If your room includes an upholstered chair, sofa, or other piece of furniture, be sure to inspect this item as well. Remove any cushions and check the seams of the fabric and the base of the furniture.
Store Items Properly
Even if you haven’t found signs of bed bugs in your room, there are a few steps that you should take to help ensure bed bugs never come into contact with your belongings. Don’t place suitcases on the bed or other pieces of furniture—instead, use the luggage rack provided by the hotel. Never lay out clothing or towels on your bed; place them on a table or bureau instead. Store clothing and other fabrics in the closet using the hangers provided, and don’t hesitate to ask for more hangers or a second luggage rack if necessary.
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Last updated 26 days ago
Although mice are small, an infestation can still cause widespread damage to your home. Many mice can carry diseases that are transmittable to humans, turning any infestation into a health risk as well. If you notice signs of mice in your home, contact a rodent control expert immediately and take the following steps on your own to control the situation.
Mice thrive in cluttered conditions, which provide plenty of food and nesting material. If you notice a rodent problem in your home, begin by clearing away clutter. Inspect all items for signs of damage, and throw away anything that could be dangerous. You can store items safely in heavy-duty plastic containers with tightly-fitted lids, which mice cannot chew through.
Mouse-Proof Your Pantry
Mice can access food easily in your pantry when it is stored in cardboard boxes and plastic bags. Store fruit and other perishable goods in your refrigerator rather than on counters or in cupboards. Remove dry goods such as chips, rice, cereal, and crackers from their store packaging and place them in airtight plastic containers to prevent mice from feasting on your food.
Examine the exterior of your home for places where mice can easily get into and out of your house. Clear away clutter and debris in your yard and move firewood, newspapers, and trashcans well away from the sides of your home. If you spot an opening where mice could be accessing your home, seal it with caulk, foam, or another material that fills every crack. Mice can fit through an opening in your walls the size of a dime, so make sure to address even small cracks or holes completely.
Don’t let a mouse infestation affect your family’s comfort or safety—call the rodent and pest control experts at Center Termite & Pest Control of Los Angeles at (888) 476-9951. Our cutting-edge extermination services will ensure fast and total removal of mice, termites, and other pests. Click through our website to learn more about rodent and insect infestations and how to spot them.
Last updated 1 month ago
Colder temperatures are not always a deterrent to termite activity, and termites can be a threat to your home at any time of the year. If you’re looking to prevent termites from moving into your home this winter, a few steps will help to make your home less hospitable to these pests. Keep your yard clear of dead plant debris, such as fallen branches and dead leaves. Avoid stacking firewood, old magazines or newspapers, and other wood or paper products directly against the sides of your home. Seal any cracks in your foundation and address damaged siding, cracked door or window frames, and missing roof shingles. Contact your pest control company for a wintertime treatment that will provide a chemical barrier to deter these insects from entering your home to nest.
Center Termite & Pest Control provides termite and rodent prevention and elimination services throughout Orange and Riverside Countries. You can contact our pest control experts today by calling (888) 476-9951 to schedule an inspection or treatment for your home. Visit us on the web to learn more about our company’s dedication to 100% customer satisfaction.