How to Avoid Bed Bugs When Travelling

How to Avoid Bed Bugs When Travelling

Bed bugs make their way around the world by being really efficient hitch hikers. They can move easily from person to person, and climb onto your luggage when your travelling too. Even one night in a bed bug infested hotel can make sure you bring an infestation home with you. Hotels are perfect for bed bugs because of all the readily available food (our blood), and it’s difficult for hotel owners to sustain bed bug control in the long term.

Here are some great tips to help you avoid bed bugs while travelling.

  • When you get to your hotel, inspect it thoroughly. Look for any signs of insects, blood stain, dead bugs and eggs in your room. If a hotel has bed bugs, it doesn’t mean it’s not clean. Bed bugs can be found in any sort of hotel or motel across the world, from one to five stars. They’re not picky.
  • If there is a large infestation in the hotel room, you will be able to notice a sweet, musty odour. Think of fizzy pop syrup.
  • Bed bugs will leave small brown or red spots on the bed linen that will be visible to you.
  • Look around the bed especially for bed bugs. They love to stay in close proximity to their food source, which is you! Inspect the mattress, sheets and other furniture around the room if you think there may be bed bugs there.
  • Keep your luggage and other personal items off the floor. If there is a luggage rack, utilise it but make sure it’s free of bed bugs too. Suitcases shouldn’t be left on the floor, and should be moved away from the bed.
  • When you go to repack your suitcase at the end of your stay, make sure you haven’t picked up any little hitch hikers. Check your luggage and clothing carefully when you get home too. It’s recommended that you unpack in the garage or utility room just in case.

Being able to treat and detect a bed bug infestation requires a licensed and skilled professional pest control company. The pest controllers you choose must have specific experience with dealing with bed bugs. For an experienced London bed bug control company, Empire Ltd is a good bet in our experience.


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