One Night With Bed Bugs

I am very particular with the places I stay in during vacations. Do you know why? Because there are some hotels which have bed bugs in them. Do not get me wrong, I am not blaming them, entirely. The possibility is very high that the staff and management are not really aware of the whole bed bug infestation that is going on in their hotels. But with the latest scare that was in the news recently, with the latest lawsuit filed against this particular hotel because of bed bugs, many hotels are now looking into various ways to take care of the problem. Some of them even went to the extent of acquiring bed bug sniffing dogs. They also perform routine checkups in the areas so that they can immediately address the problem.

As for me, I am very grateful of the measures that the hotel management and staff are taking on. As you may already know, bed bugs in even luxury hotels have become an issue. It does not mean that I am being careless, though. With that being said, I even go so far as to often advise my friends to inspect for bed bugs when they visit a hotel. Even when I check into a particular hotel, I always check the mattresses and box springs of the bed. These are the most likely places where bed bugs stay. There are also other prospective places like seams of couches, chairs, or holes in nightstands, headboards, or bed framing.

As for my luggage and suitcases, I make sure that I ask that they be put in metal racks – instead of being put next to the wall. Also as an added precaution, I always make sure that when I get home from the trip, I subject my washable belongings to dry cleaning, since this is an effective way of killing bed bugs. Then I store them in sealed plastic bags. As for my luggage and suitcases, including my non – washable items, I also seal them in a plastic bag for weeks and put in Nuvan ProStrips in the air tight bags to be sure that I kill all these bed bugs that I might have carried with me from the trip. There are also other methods of making sure to treat the luggage before bringing them in like using Bedlam Aerosol Bed Bug Spray to treat luggage.

It is good news for us however, that the very good hotels have vigilant and well – trained housekeeping staffs who know exactly what to look for during inspections. They also act fast when complaints are raised by their hotel guests. It’s crucial to know what you’re looking for when it comes to bed bugs in hotels!

Date: Thursday, 1. December 2011 10:18
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