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Foreign Holiday Pest Control 101

Holiday pest control is critical. This is especially important if you’re travelling overseas. Many foreign countries do not have the same standards of pest prevention as we do. This means that many hotels and other tourist areas can be infested with various pests. It’s important that you protect yourself against the potential risks. In addition, most countries will be suffering from long term pest problems in wake of the pandemic.

Bed Bugs

One of the most common pests you’ll encounter when travelling are beg bugs. These insects infest hotels all around the world. This is true whether you’re staying in a back packers’ hostel or a luxury five star hotel. Wherever you stay, you will need to avoid the cause of bed bugs while you’re in the accommodation.

Pests like bed bugs can completely ruin your holiday. Their bites can itch like crazy. And the last thing you want is to spend your entire holiday scratching. Another problem with bed bugs, is that you can easily transport them home with you. These pests love to hide in your clothing or luggage. Once you arrive home they crawl out – and quickly make their way into your bed or furniture and begin to multiply.

hotel in another country

This is why holiday pest control so important. Before leaving the hotel, meticulously check your clothing and luggage. Go over it with a fine-tooth comb and make sure that you’re not bringing back bed bugs.

Biting Insects

Other types of insect bites can also ruin your holiday. For example, tick bites can cause issues like Lyme disease, and many insects can produce allergic reactions. Then of course, you have the dreaded gnats and mosquitoes. Your holiday pest control regime should also include checking if the country you are visiting has malaria, which mosquitoes can carry. If malaria is a potential danger, then make sure to take the appropriate action beforehand. Insects are much more active and prolific in heat waves, so bear in mind that very hot countries will be worse in this way. too


Another type of pest that you should watch out for are rats. Rats are far bolder in some countries than they are in the UK. We tend to have high quality rat control services in London compared with some cities around the globe. Pest control is often more primitive than ours and the rat population is not controlled. Rats in environments like these are not always so afraid of humans, and have been known to attack people.

rat holiday peston beach

Rats are a problem in every country. But there are certain foreign countries where they can be downright dangerous. For example, in some countries, rats are known to carry bubonic plague. This is an extremely dangerous disease, which can be fatal.

Finally, as part of holiday pest control protocols, you should always clean up after yourself, no matter where you are in the world. This will help to prevent rats and flies from being attracted.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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