The holidays are full of fun and festive events, parties, shopping, and visits from out-of-town friends and relatives. With all the excitement, it can be easy to overlook the potential for small, uninvited bed bugs to take up residence within your warm and cozy home. Bed bugs do not hibernate or go dormant just because it is winter and can thrive even in colder temperatures.
Bed bugs can be brought into the home on winter coats, jackets, boots, backpacks, purses, and suitcases. Bed bugs are not limited to dirty homes and run down motels. Bed bugs are quite common in upscale hotels, shopping centres, movie theatres, and other public areas. They can even be found in buses, taxis, and other forms of public transportation.
The last thing you want is for your holidays to be ruined by bed bugs. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to prevent brining these pests into your home.