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Checking For Bed Bugs In Hotel Rooms

There’s really nothing worse than dealing with a bed bug infestation. There are many ways to pick up bed bugs, but one common way is going on holiday and bringing bed bugs home with you. To stop this from happening, it’s critical that you check for bed bugs in hotel rooms. This post will show you how.

Bed bugs in hotel rooms and how to find them

When entering a new hotel room, one of the first thing you’ll want to do is look for signs of these insects. While doing your initial check, make sure to leave your luggage outside the room. Do not be tempted to unpack immediately, as this gives bed bugs a chance to crawl inside and hide in your suitcase or bag. One handy tool you will need to pack and take with you is a torch. This is a must-have item when searching for bed bugs in hotel rooms. Having a torch helps you identify insects in dark places.

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Start by stripping the bed completely. Next, meticulously check every inch of your bedding using the torch. Also make sure to remove pillow cases, turn them inside out, and also check the pillow itself. Then lift the mattress and check underneath it. Shine the torch along the mattress and look carefully in places where there are folds and grooves. Bed bugs can also hide underneath the mattress.

Why this check is worthwhile in the end

This may sound like a lot of hard work, but it is by no means a waste of time, It may seem like an unwarranted effort. After all, you’re on holiday, and the last thing you want to do is bed bug inspection. Besides that, if you’re staying somewhere nice, you might even assume there are no bed bugs, right? Unfortunately, this is simply isn’t necessarily the case. Bed bugs in hotel rooms are found worldwide. In fact, expensive hotels are just as likely to be a place you can catch bed bugs from, they’re just better at hiding it.

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Bear in mind that bed bugs live in all sorts of places that you or your belongings will come in contact with. When looking for bed bugs in hotel rooms, you should also search in a range of other areas around the room in addition to the mattress itself. This includes places like bedside tables, under lamps, and the headboard.

Even if you don’t find any bed bugs, it still helps to be careful. When you’re at the end of your stay and preparing to leave the room, thoroughly check your clothes and luggage when packing up. Examine every inch carefully, again with your torch, and make sure you have not acquired any sneaky hitch hikers back to the UK Of course, if you are unlucky enough to pick up an infestation, our specialist London bed bug control team will be on hand to solve the problem.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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