All public places are susceptible to bed bugs as they are known to hitch a ride, commonly stowed away in luggage, and hotel rooms are the most frequented place where people pick up these blood suckers. When you select a hotel, you can usually ask for a bed bug history report. More often than not, hotel employees are somewhat trained to look for bed bugs, so they do not suffer the negative impact of bed bugs for their business. To help you avoid bringing the bed bugs home with you, we at All-Rite Pest Control would like to share some advice on how you can look for bed bugs in your hotel room.
Check for Bed Bugs Before Unpacking
Refrain from unpacking when you first check in. Resist putting your bags on the luggage rack once you have entered your room, instead, place them in the bathtub. Acrylic surfaces, such as the bathtub, are too slick for bed bugs to grip and cannot climb them. Once your luggage is secure, immediately begin looking for bed bugs. Be sure to thoroughly check the mattress, headboard, and frame as well as surrounding furniture, picture frames, alarm clocks, phones, and so on. Do not neglect the cracks and crevices as their tiny stature gives them many options when looking for a dark, quiet corner.
How to Check for Bed Bugs in Hotel Room
Check for bed infestation signs. Bed bugs shed exoskeletons during their growth process. These yellow, empty shells are typically left around their hiding places. Generally more obvious on light colored bed spreads/sheets, and so on, blood droplet stains can be found. If you find bed bugs are evidence, they are present be sure to report it to the front desk and ask for a new room to be on the floor above you. Just avoid rooms with shared walls.
Split up clean and dirty clothes. Bed bugs are frequently drawn to dirty clothing because, according to studies from researches of the University of Sheffield, bed bugs smell the residual odors that mimic the small of their food source on dirty clothes. As a result, bed bugs are twice as likely to swarm to dirty clothes compared to clean clothes. Keep the dirty clothes in the bath tub should you suspect a bed bug infestation but cannot confirm.
Check for bed bugs once you get home. It is always essential to inspect your luggage, clothing, and other items for bed bugs once you have gotten home. Be sure to contact a professional after eliminating the ones you have seen in case others have gotten loose in your home in the event you discover bed bugs.
Bed Bug Inspections & Treatment
All-Rite Pest Control performs bed bug inspections and presents effective solutions to eliminate them from your home. Our specialists are trained and experienced and can ensure your home is thoroughly inspected. We check the common and even unorthodox locations for bed bugs and their viable eggs. Call us today to schedule our quality bed bug inspection service if you suspect bed bugs, whether or not you believe they come home with you after staying in a hotel.