Bed Bug Resources
Bed bugs are an ongoing problem that each of us need to be on the lookout for when traveling. From luxury high-end resorts to budget roadside motels, bed bugs do not discriminate with their presence. By taking precautions, you can lower your potential risk of accidentally letting these pests hitch a ride in your luggage and coming back home with you!
Hotel Bed Bug Tips
1 Stash Your Bags While You Search
Put your luggage in the bathroom while you inspect the room–this is the place in the room where bed bugs are least likely to be.
2 Check the Bed
Pull back the linens and check all the way around the mattress. Check inside any folds of the mattress or in any piping around the edges. Also be sure to look under the mattress and behind the headboard. Look for blood stains or small black dots that look like mold or ground pepper.
3 Check the Room
Search the area immediately surrounding the bed including behind picture frames, under the telephone and alarm clock, and in any books in the nightstand. Studies have shown that most bedbugs are found in or within 15 feet of a bed, but some may still be further away. Search the cushions and seams of any couches or soft chairs. Check the closet before putting your clothes away.