Avoiding bed bugs during the holiday season can be more challenging than during the rest of the year. With people traveling to see friends and families for the holidays, there will be even more bed bugs around than usual. Visiting hotels, using public transportation and even visiting the homes of friends and families can all cause you to come into contact with bed bugs. And when you’ve come into contact with these hitchhiking bloodsuckers, there’s a very good chance you will unknowingly pick them up during your journeys.
Menomonee Falls Patch: Wil-Kil Pest Control’s Pest of the Month: Bed Bug Prevention Tips for Holiday Travel
With the busiest travel day of the year approaching, over 25 million people will be flying over the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period, according to AAA. And even more will be driving and riding the rails to kick off the start of the holiday travel season. Whether visiting relatives, a five-star hotel or a popular holiday attraction such as the movie theatre, travelers should be on the lookout for signs of bed bugs.
Holiday pest prevention may not be on the top of your list of to-dos, but it should be! The Eau Claire pest control professionals at Wil-Kil Pest Control know that if your home is riddled with pests, you will not be enjoying this coming holiday season! Luckily there are a lot of things you can do to prevent pests like pantry bugs, rodents, roaches and bed bugs from invading your home in the holiday season and most of them are pretty simple!
The holidays are coming up and many college students and families will be traveling on the roads. The more people traveling, the more likely bed bugs will spread. Wil-Kil Pest Control joined Wakeup Wisconsin for live segments on how you can avoid bed bugs this holiday season.
As we get ready to travel for the holidays, so do bed bugs. These insects are excellent hitchhikers, catching a ride on anything they can find so that they may follow you to your next destination. If you have bed bugs in your home, they may hide away in your suitcase, joining you on your holiday travels.
Shane McCoy talks bed bug infestations in Madison with The Badger Herald.
Wil-Kill pest expert Randy Allen talks bed bugs with WISN 12.
Shane McCoy, Wil-Kil Pest Control’s Technical Training Director, talks about bed bugs and the effects on residents in Madison.
Bed bugs in Wisconsin are not making quite as many headlines as they were last year at this time, but that doesn’t mean they are going away. At Wil-Kil Pest Control, we still get phone calls daily from people that have a bed bug infestation. Almost every customer we have heard from tells us that they’ve tried everything on their own to get rid of these bugs to no avail.
Wil-Kil Pest Control held a boot camp for area businesses on bed bugs... and they showed off Max and Daisy, two dogs who are trained bed bug hunters.