How to Prevent Bed Bugs in Hotel Rooms
Bed bugs inhabit places where people stay for long periods of time such as apartments, homes, offices, schools, and hotels. Aside from homes, bed bugs are found in many travel accommodations starting from the cheapest motels to the most luxurious hotel resorts.
If you are planning to travel this year, you should be alert and careful to not bring home any unexpected souvenirs from your vacation. There are certain things that you can do that will help you prevent and protect yourself from getting bed bugs in hotel rooms.
The guide below has all the steps you should follow as soon as you arrive at your travel accommodation:
- Head for the bathroom upon entering your room
- Next, inspect the bed
- Check the entire room
- Use plastic for wrapping suitcases
- Move two floors away
- Ask the staff about their bed bug prevention plans
Most hotels observe strict prevention plans for bed bugs. Asking them about their plan will give you an idea of their commitment to protecting their guests and staff.
- Read reviews from reliable sites
- Have a post-vacation plan
- Watch out for bed bug bites
Bed bug bites usually form a pattern. They come in threes, and these three bites are called “breakfast, lunch and dinner” in the industry.
Tips for your Next Travel
Given that bed bugs are becoming more widespread, it is only necessary that you take precautionary measures when travelling. You’ll never know if the accommodation you get is infested by bed bugs.
For your next travel, we recommend that you bring some of our travel kits to prevent bed bugs from going home with you. We recommend our Deluxe Bed Bug Travel Kit and the Beapco Home and Travel Kit. These kits include all of the travel essentials that will help you get the protection you need from these pesky critters from latching on your luggage and going home with you.
Another item you can use for your travels is the Packtite Closet, where you can store all of your clothes in and use heat to kill any bed bugs and eggs latching onto them. Dissolvable laundry bags are also great items you should carry as you can contain your used clothes inside these bags and put them directly in the washer upon arriving home; thus preventing bed bugs from spreading in your home.
You can also get our Bed Bug Blue Pro, which is a fecal matter test that will easily confirm the black stains you have seen on your bed at the hotel are indeed from bed bugs. It is easy to use and is a cost-effective solution for quick detection of bed bug presence.
If you have any inquiries regarding our products or would like to know a little more about our options, feel free to send an email or contact us any time at your convenience.
- Sheila Nicole