When you go away on business or vacation, It is possible to come in contact with bed bugs in your room, or worst case scenario, bring them back home with you.
There are some hassle-free and effective things you can do to prevent and control bed bug issues when you travel. Consider the following:
Make A Through Inspection Of Your Room
To avoid bed bug infestations, inspect the entire room. How can you identify the presence of bed bugs? Bed bugs hide. Sometimes it can be hard to see them. You do not have to see them crawling around. Check for these things:
- Any reddish or rusty stains on beddings, could be an indication of crushed bed bugs.
- Dark spots at the corners of bed, could be fecal matter from bed bug activity
- Check for any small, yellow skins on bedding, this could be bed bugs or their eggs
You can also look for live bed bugs under the mattress, bed sheets, and cracks on the frame. You should also inspect:
- Picture frames
- Luggage racks
- Box springs
- In between cushions and bed skirts
- Avoid placing luggage on the bed until you’re sure it’s safe.
Change Room If Needed
If you find evidence of bed bugs, you must let the management know it immediately. They can call for professional bed bug removal. Meanwhile, ask them to move you to another room away from your room immediately.
Consider Luggage Safety Inside the Room
Even though you have checked or inspected the room; unfortunately, you may miss some hiding places. Therefore;
- Avoid unpacking your clothes. If there are bed bugs, it is more likely for your clothes to pick up bed bugs, in the hotel closet, drawers, or on the mattress.
- Store your suitcase in the bath tab throughout your hotel stay. This limits bed bugs from making their way into your luggage.
- Wash your clothes with hot water cycles.
- Vacuum out your suitcases and bags. Then remove the vacuum container/bag from your home.