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Holiday Hitchhikers

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Christmas is almost here! Our homes are sparkling beautifully with festive décor and the kids are home from school. This special time to be with family can be even more special for those traveling to see loved ones. While the destination is the main thing on your mind, the journey there and back could mean a headache for many reasons. The holiday rush not only promises longer lines and grumpy fellow passengers but potentially bed bugs. These little suckers seem to be popping up everywhere from movie theaters to hotels and now airports!


Known as nature’s hitchhikers, bed bugs can easily attach themselves to a piece of clothing, luggage or along the seams of upholstered furniture. Just think of all the places you find these items. Never fear, Falcon is here! The following tips can help you ensure you’re not bringing any of these unwanted guests home with you after the excitement of the holidays.

  • Carefully inspect luggage for the presence of bed bugs or blood stains.
  • Using a brush, scrub luggage and personal items focusing on corners and crannies where bugs and eggs may be hiding in the seams and folds.
  • Vacuum along seams on to eliminate any bugs, eggs or residue
  • Wash clothing in hot water and set the dryer on the highest heat.
  • If you see or suspect signs of bed bugs or their tiny eggs in a public place, notify someone who works at the  establishment to prevent the possible spread of these dreaded pests.

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