What about bed bugs in hotels?
Bed bugs in Hotels are on the increase around the globe. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your stay without having to worry about bed bugs in your hotel room.
1. Before you go to the hotel, do a bit of research and check the online ratings of the hotel where you plan to stay. If people have found bed bugs in their hotel room before you they will normally complain loudly about it. Another way is to check out BedBugRegistry.com where they have an online list of bed bugs hotels who are on their list.
2. When you first arrive at your hotel, take the time to check a few key areas before you bring your luggage into the room. Pull back the sheets and do your own inspection of the mattress, particularly the side seams, and look at the box spring as best you can. You’re looking for small brown spots that are the sure-fire way to tell that your bed has had bed bugs.
3. Check the bedside table, drawers and any upholstered chairs or furniture around the seams. If you do find bed bug signs, ask to be moved to another room that is bed bug free.
4. If the room seems to be okay you can take your luggage in, but make sure to use the luggage rack instead of placing it on the floor. Pull it away from the wall so that any bed bugs in the near vicinity can’t get in. Try to leave clothing in your suitcase rather than putting"'it away" in the drawers . Using a luggage clothing protector is a great way to keep your clothes bed bug free and give you peace of mind while you travel.
5. When you pack up your luggage to go home, take a final inspection in and around your suitcase. If clothing has fallen on the floor, place it in a plastic bag and either wash or put in a hot dryer when you get home.
6. If you do happen to see bed bugs in your hotel room, try to stay calm but make sure you alert the hotel staff. They will be only too willing to get the problem attended to and also keep their name off the ‘bed bugs hotels’ registry.
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