Inspection Tips of the Trade

Lookout for bed bugsLookout for bed bugs, as an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure!  For those of us in the industry, it’s natural and nerve racking to be looking everywhere for bed bugs.

When I go to the movie, I look at the seat and the headrest. Same with restaurants and virtually any public place!

Trying on clothes has become a major stressor,  as some of you may remember the big bed bug infestation in major retail stores in New York in 2010.. Bed bugs have been found in everything from kitchen appliances to books, prosthetic legs and more.  It’s enough to make anyones’ head spin!

Being on the Lookout for Bed Bugs to Prevent or ID Issues Early

Once you have experienced bed bugs, or know someone who has, you will be forever checking. Behind picture frames and light switch plate covers, baseboards and curtains, just to name a few. You may not be aware of having been exposed to bed bugs knowingly, but if you have been following our blog, you know that is not a guarantee that you will not bring them home.

If you believe you have visited a home or business that has bed bugs, it’s important to prevent them from hitchhiking home with you.

  1. Tell the home or business owner, or person in charge
  2. Do not sit or touch anything, or set bags or your personal items down anywhere
  3. Leave as soon as possible
  4. Remove clothing and anything that came into contact, before entering your home or business.  (If possible, before entering your car too)

Due your due diligence and keep your eyes open for any sign of bed bugs in your home.

If you find evidence of bed bugs sharing YOUR home, call us for your free inspection.