In todays day and age, business travel is the "norm", for some its specialized training, conferences and meetings. When we arrive at our destination, suffering from jet lag or coming in on a red eye, we are focused on what...SLEEP! The last thing on our mind is bed bugs, but should it be?
The truth of the matter is, bed bugs can surface at any hotel or motel, run down or top end. Bed bugs can be found not just on the bedding but have been found on headboards, decorative pillows and even popcorn celling texture.
So what can you do to protect yourself while traveling? this answer is easy and takes a matter of 10 minutes. First and foremost you will want to inspect your mattress for bed bugs by pulling back the sheets, blanket and comforter, looking carefully at the seams and tufts for bed bugs or bed bug evidences (black fecal spots). If you discover any evidence you should report this to the management and request a new room.
So now i'm sure you are wondering if bed bugs can make their way back home with you, absolutely! I would recommend that you wash all clothing when returning home regardless if you wore them or not.
I hope this article prompts all to do an inspection when checking into a hotel or motel, make your stay less stressful and more pleasant...Inspect your bedding!
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