DETECTING BED BUGS IN HOTEL ROOMS: THE TRAVELER’S GUIDE
The last thing on a person’s mind while traveling is that when they get to their destination, they need to check their surroundings – particularly the bed they’ll be sleeping in – for bed bugs.
1 in 5 Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel.
(National Pest Management Association)
What We Know About Bed Bugs:
Bed bugs are expert hitchhikers. Female bed bugs can lay upwards of 500 eggs in their entire lifetime! All it takes is for one female to find her way onto an unsuspecting victim for her to be able to make a new home and create an entirely new infestation.
How to Detect Bed Bugs in Your Hotel Room
Here are a few tips to help you avoid being attacked by or accidentally picking up bed bugs:
Do NOTput your bags/luggage on the bed or floor:
Store them in the bathtub or shower while you check for bed bugs.
Typically, when you first walk into a hotel room after a long day of travel, all you want to do is drop your bags, flop onto the bed, and unwind. By setting your bags aside first, you’re already taking an essential first step in avoiding accidentally bringing one of these nasty bugs home.
Check the Bed:
Using the proper UV light, be sure to scrutinize the bed. You’ll want to inspect the headboard and nightstands, even peeking into the drawers. Check-in and around any pillows, blankets, sheets, mattress padding, and finally, in the tight crevices of the mattress lining. Bed bug hatchlings are so tiny that they can pass through a stitch-hole in a mattress.
Check the furniture:
Be sure to also give a good look-over on any chairs and couches in your room. Bed bugs will inhabit any furniture that allows them to feed (or hitchhike) an unsuspecting victim.
What to Do If You Found Bed Bugs:
Immediately alert the hotel staff and request a new room at the opposite wing of the hotel, also checking that room to make sure it is bed bug-free.
Even if you do not spot bed bugs, you can still travel with peace of mind by packing essential travel protection such as travel spray and luggage encasements to help keep your luggage safe from these invaders and ensure that you don’t bring such an unwanted souvenir home.
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