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Donít Let the Bedbugs Bite This Summer Travel Season

Pest experts offer tips for a pest-free summer.

Biloxi, MS, July 02, 2016 --( Bedbugs hide anywhere and can quickly add misery to a vacation. A bedbug bite can cause a rash, itchiness, and possible severe allergic reactions depending on how your body reacts to the bite. Pest Management, Inc. is the largest pest control company in Mississippi to offer thermal remediation for the control of bedbugs. The company’s experts suggest a few tips for travelers.

“Bedbugs are not a sign of unclean conditions and appear in the finest establishments,” Brian DiCicco, owner of Pest Management Inc., said. “They can crawl from suitcase to suitcase on a plane, hide in electronic devices, and of course they can hide in bedding.”

DiCicco recommends a few steps to protect travelers during the busy summer travel season:

Know how to spot a bedbug
A bedbug is a small, dark red, and oval-shaped insect that looks similar to a tick. Bedbug eggs look like small grains of rice. Bedbugs have an odor that is often described as spoiled raw beef or a sweet, musty odor.

Protect yourself
Keep your suitcase and clothes off of the bed and carpeting. Place suitcases on luggage racks and preferably, place the luggage rack on a tiled surface such as the bathroom floor. Any used clothing items should go into a plastic bag before packing them back into a suitcase for the trip home.

If a traveler wants to prevent bedbugs from joining on the return trip home, cover a suitcase in a plastic lawn bag before placing it in the car. Before bringing the suitcase into the house, vacuum the suitcase in a garage. Wash any clothing that traveled. Place shoes outside in the sun because high temperatures can kill the bedbugs.

Monitor bites
A bedbug bite is itchy and similar to a mosquito bite. Bedbugs typically do not transmit diseases, but constant scratching can lead to an infection of the bite.

Travelers should report bedbugs to an establishment immediately so the infestation can be remedied.

The Pest Management Inc. team leads the fight against bedbugs in Mississippi. The company has the largest heat remediation fleet in Mississippi that is used with a team of skilled scent detection bedbug dogs. The eco-friendly, heat remediation approach has been proven to be 97 percent effective in the control of bed bugs. Bed bugs have a threshold to heat of 113 degrees Fahrenheit. The Pest Management team elevates the temperatures of the affected area to 130 degrees Fahrenheit for three hours, which kills all stages of bed bugs. A detailed antimicrobial service is used as a final process to keep the establishment clean.

Pest Management, Inc.’s use of thermal remediation was featured nationally on an episode of the Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible.”

For more information about the high quality pest control services provided by Pest Management Inc., please visit
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