If you’re planning a vacation this summer, you’ve probably been very careful to choose your hotel to avoid bringing home pests like bed bugs. The problem is that even four star hotels can harbor bed bugs, so to ensure your safety, you’ll want to take a few extra measures.
Inspect the Room
Before you bring your luggage into your hotel room, inspect it carefully for bed bugs or signs of bed bugs. Pull back each layer of blankets and look carefully for bugs or blood stains. Check the mattress closely, and be sure to check the seams.
Notify Management of a Problem
If you suspect the room has bed bugs, let hotel management know immediately. You can ask for a new room if you’re comfortable with that, but inspect that one too. It might be a better solution to ask for a refund and take your belongings elsewhere.
Carefully Wash Clothes When You Return
When you get back home, launder everything in hot water and dry it on a hot setting. You might even consider spraying your luggage just to ensure it’s safe before you bring it inside.
When it comes to bed bug control, sometimes you just can’t avoid a problem. If you believe you have a bed bug infestation, it’s important to have an inspection right away. Contact us today for an appointment.