It’s normal to be tired after a long trip. You just want to get to your hotel, crawl into the bed and go to sleep so you can rest up for the next day. Unfortunately, a lot of travelers get more than they bargained for when they do this, and the last thing you want is to find out you’ve not only been bitten by bed bugs, but you’re pretty likely to bring them home with you as well. As your NYC bed bug specialist, we have a few tips for you.
Checking for Bed Bugs at Hotels
The most important thing you can do when you get to your hotel room is to check for bed bugs before doing anything else. To do this:
• Put your suitcase on a raised surface or even in the bathroom when you enter your hotel room.
• Check the bed by looking for blood stains on the seams of the mattress, on the blankets, pillow and dust ruffle.
• If you find signs of bed bugs, ask for another room. If you’re still not happy, ask for a refund and find another place to stay.
Do Your Homework
Checking the Bed Bug Registry site and hotel reviews will alert you to the possibility of bed bugs when you’re traveling. Be sure to check them both!
If you bring bed bugs home, a NYC bed bug specialist can help! Contact us!
Consumer concerns and rising numbers of bed bug infestations create a perfect storm of anxiety for hotel and motel operators. Here’s what everyone in the hospitality industry should know about bed bugs:
Local media loves to report on bed bugs: Television news and newspapers seem to report on bed bugs whenever it’s a slow news day. When the news goes online, people share the story on social media with friends and relatives.
Customers are worried: Bed bug problems have left customers worried about hotel stays. With plenty of hotels to choose from, why risk booking a room at a brand linked to bed bugs?
Juries have awarded MILLIONS in bed bug lawsuits: Bed bugs can happen anywhere, but that doesn’t excuse a hotelier for failing to treat a known infestation. Lawsuits often result in huge awards to victims who were bitten and scarred at hotels and motels.
Take action to avoid bad publicity: Hotels should promptly investigate bed bug claims and call for bed bug extermination immediately. If someone posts about bed bugs on Yelp or TripAdvisor, management should publicly respond to the claim to assure customers.
Advanced bed bug control methods are available: Our modern bed bug control includes high-tech, non-toxic methods to eradicate bed bugs safely and quickly.
Unfortunately, bed bugs are naturally drawn to hotels. When you hear a whisper, contact Stern Environmental for fast, effective and discreet hotel bed bug extermination.