Travel Experts Say We Should Never Do THIS In A Hotel Room… Oops!
As summer travelling is in full swing, millions of North Americans will be staying in hotel rooms across the world. There is one unwelcome guest who does not care how much money you forked out to stay in fancy hotel; bed bugs.
Bed bugs are parasitic insects who feed on human blood. Their bites are painless but they quickly turn into itchy, red welts on the skin. These small insects do not transmit diseases but can follow you home from your travels and continue to multiply and cause havoc in your life.
There are some steps you can follow to avoid getting bitten by bedbugs and making sure they do not find themselves in your luggage.
Arriving at your vacation destination is like winning the lottery.
It's your time to have fun and relax with family and friends. Before you start partying though, you need to inspect your room for bed bugs.
Most travellers put their luggage on their hotel room's bed and start following their fun-packed itinerary.
Beds can get into anything the width size of a credit card. So it's better to put your luggage on the bathroom floor. Bed bugs don't like tile floors and the bathroom does not give them the little warm places to hide.
The University of Maine
Yes you are probably exhausted from the long flight and just want to take a quick nap.
Don't do it! Bed bugs are always around where people sleep. Pull back the linens, check around the headboard, pillows, and under the mattress.
Bed bugs are about to the size of an apple seed.
Look for blood spots or what looks like a little pepper on the sheets. If you find any of this, call the front desk to let the staff know you have found bed bugs.
Whitney Cranshaw / CSU
The insects love to hide in corners and mattress seams.
The insect gives off an unpleasant odour from the scent glands. Egg shells or skins also reveal bed bugs live in that room.
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