The rate of bed bug treatments from last year indicates that Indianapolis ranks among the top US metro areas with this particular pest problem. In fact, it’s only ten places behind the four areas with the highest incidence rates of bed bug infestations (Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chicago, and New York).

When faced with an infestation at home, the first thing you do is call a trusted local bed bug exterminator to take care of it. Unfortunately, you can’t keep tabs on every possible infestation in a booked hotel room the way that you can at home.

An Acronym for Better Sleep

There are few things more refreshing than waking up after a deep, uninterrupted sleep. To get your beauty sleep and keep your skin free of bed bug-induced rashes when staying in hotels, remember this acronym: S.L.E.E.P.

First, survey the room for any signs of infestation, such as brown spots and a musty odor.

Second, lift the mattress, baseboards, box springs, and the bed skirt to find out if they are possible hiding spots.

Third: elevate. Place your carry-ons, duffel bags, and other luggage over and away from the bed and walls.

Fourth, examine your luggage when repacking and upon returning home from your business or holiday trip.

Finally, place your dryer-friendly clothing in the dryer for a minimum of 15 minutes and at the highest setting as soon as you can after unpacking.

A Systematic Way of Looking for Bed Bugs

S.L.E.E.P. gives you a checklist of systematic actions to do when you need to detect bed bugs and prevent them from destroying your stuff and irritating your skin. When you need professional assistance, Yes Pest Pros, Inc., a bed bug exterminator in Indianapolis, is ready to offer its services. Get in touch with us today to find out more!