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How to check in to a hotel

Posted on Jan 4, 2018

Checking in to a hotel


Remember the old saying ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ This has never been more true than in our battle with bed bugs. Avoiding them all together is by far the best method of prevention.


Once at your room, do not put your luggage, coat or personal belongings on the bed. Either leave your belongings outside or in possibly in the bathtub while doing your inspection.


Thoroughly inspect the room before unpacking.


Inspection Steps:

  • Use a bright flashlight.
  • Remove top comforter (this seldom receives the laundry regime that sheets do).
  • Pull back the hotel bed sheets and inspect the mattress seams particularly the corners, for telltale brownish or reddish specks (fecal spots).
  • Even more important than the mattress is the underside of the box springs; looking at where the cloth is stapled to the frame.
  • Look behind the head-board if possible, paying close attention to tight cracks and crevices.
  • Inspect folds, cracks and crevices of furniture near the bed.
  • Inspect the carpeting and base boards nearest to the bed.

 If you suspect a bed bug infestation, contact the management – ask to be moved to another room and not just next door.



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