Use this checklist next time you travel to ensure you don’t bring bed bugs home with you.

•Inspect your suitcases before bringing them into the house, and vacuum all luggage before storing it.

•Consider using a handheld garment steamer to steam your luggage; this can kill any bedbugs or eggs that might have hitched a ride home.

•Immediately wash and dry all of your clothes—even those that have not been worn—in hot temperatures to ensure that any stowaway bedbugs are not transported into your drawers or closet.

•Keep clothes that must be dry-cleaned in a plastic bag and take them to the dry cleaner as soon as possible.

•If you suspect a bedbug infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional promptly. Bedbugs are not a DIY pest, and the longer you wait, the larger the infestation will grow. A trained professional has the tools and knowledge to effectively treat your infestation.

Contact Earth Guard Pest Services for bed bug control and all other pest control needs.

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