Where Are Bed Bugs Found in a Hotel Room
Just the thought of bed bugs in your bed is enough to make most people itch! They are everywhere, they’ve been found in retail stores, movie theaters, ambulances, office buildings, homes and of course, hotel rooms. They don’t discriminate, bed bugs like the beds in a 5 star hotel just as much as beds in a 2 star hotel. If there are people, bed bugs are happy and fed.
Because these insects are hitchhikers, it is very easy to pick them up while traveling. When you are on vacation, make sure you check your hotel room thoroughly to ensure these sneaky creatures don’t follow you home. Below is an interactive map of the different places you should be checking your hotel room for bed bugs. In addition to these key locations to check in a hotel, below are a few other bed bug prevention tips for home or on the road:
- Do not place your suitcase on hotel beds while traveling
- Wash and dry all clothing on high heat when you return home from vacation – whether you wore it or not
- Store your suitcase away from sleeping areas – think garage or basement
- Do not purchase second-hand furniture
- Check your children’s backpacks, coats and other belongings when they return home from school, camp or other location
Click Each Location Below to Learn More About Where Bed Bugs Hide
Check behind all picture frames as bed bugs like to hide in dark places.
Wall Lights and Outlets
Inspect all wall lights and outlets, especially near beds, chairs and couches.
Night Stands and Drawers
Nightstands and drawers should be looked through as many travelers place personal items and clothing inside that could easily transfer bed bugs.
As always, check headboards, mattresses, bed springs and the legs of the bed for any molted bed bug skins, white eggs or pepper-like stains.
Chairs and Couches
Ensure you check the chairs and couches in your room for any bed bugs before sitting down.
Floor Crown Molding and Carpet
Since bed bugs like dark places, inspect floor crown molding and the carpet near it.
Curtains are also a place that bed bugs like to hide so be sure to thoroughly inspect them.
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