Most of us greatly enjoy the pleasures of sleeping away at a hotel. Whether one is away for business or on vacation, the beauty of staying in a hotel has several perks. There’s luxury, convenience, cleanliness, hospitality and much more. Unfortunately, as much as we’d like to believe that everything will go our way, it may not always be the case.  Common downfalls can range from clogged toilets to broken air conditioners. However, the one thing most people don’t think about is the possibility of bed bugs.

The only good thing about bedbugs is that you can easily prevent a night getting bit by doing these procedures to check for them.

  • Take a close look under the bed sheets. Look closely at the mattress, running your fingers along the upper and lower seams. Bedbugs like dark areas, so also take a look at the mattress tag.
  • If possible, remove and look around the headboard. Check for tiny black spots that are smaller than poppy seeds. You may also see translucent light brown skins.
  • Examine the nightstands for any signs of bedbugs. Wood tends to attract bedbugs as well.
  • Keep your suitcases elevated on a luggage stand and off the floor.

If you do discover bedbugs, be sure to request a different room and inform hotel management of the issue. If they do get into your clothes of luggage, be sure to launder all cloth items with hot water and detergent and dry.