Finally, it is time for you and your family to go on a vacation and enjoy some rest and relaxation and the last thing you want to happen is to sleep in a hotel room that is filled with bed bugs.
In case you haven’t realized it yet, there have been 5 star hotels that have fallen to the bed bug epidemic and have had to close their hotels so that they could stop the spread of bed bug infestation. Now, this is not necessarily the hotels fault because bed bugs can invade a hotel by just living inside a suitcase that one vacation, who has bedbugs, and sleeps in the hotel without knowing that they are spreading bed bugs to places all over the country, and even worse, the world.
It’s definitely something to worry about, but it’s not something that you can control. They’re very tiny, they’re very hard to spot,” said Anne Banas, executive editor of travel Web site SmarterTravel. “You can’t prevent it 100 percent. There’s just no way.
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Its pretty scary to think that if you stay in a beautiful hotel, you and your family could become victims of these creatures of the night.
Even though the hotel room may look perfect, you may want to check to see if there are bed bugs in the room because you can never be too safe with these pests. Before you settle down in your hotel room you may want to complete this checklist so that you will be 100% sure that your room is not filled with bed bugs.
- Check mattress linings for bed bugs
- Check for dark spots or stains on mattress
- Look to see if there are red dots on the mattress
When looking for the common “red flags” that a mattress has bed bugs, if you see dark red spots or stains on the mattress, this is blood of another bed bug victim which means you need to get you and your family out of that room as soon as possible. Request a new room even if the manager tells you that the room is 100% bed bug free.
After you check for bed bugs in your room, you will be at peace knowing the fact that your room is no infected with bed bugs. You will also enjoy a great night of sleep without being bit up by bed bugs at early hours of the night as well. And the best reason of all, you will not spread these bed bugs to your home where it will cost you a ton of money just to have an exterminator come and inspect your home for bed bugs, this could cost more than your vacation itself.