Before you do anything in a hotel room, check for bedbugs. Here's why

Before you do anything in a hotel room, check for bedbugs. Here's why

Bedbugs are highly annoying pests that unfortunately are rather common in the United States. The EPA lists them as a public health pest because of their ability to spread easily. Bedbugs are commonly known for biting people when they are sleeping, and you often wake up covered in small, itchy bumps as a result.
According to Pest World, 75% of bedbug infestations are found in hotel and motel rooms, which is quite eye-opening. You would think that hotels and motels would have the least likelihood of bed bugs given they change the hotel sheets and clean the room each day.
That’s why it’s imperative that you check for bedbugs in each hotel room when traveling. Jim Dill, an expert from the University of Maine, demonstrates how to thoroughly scan a room for bedbugs.
Jim shares a bunch of helpful tips that will ensure that you have a nice, pleasant stay while on vacation.
When most people first enter the hotel room, their first inclination is to walk over to the bed and throw their luggage down. This is huge mistake as bedbugs are commonly found on the bed. If you place your luggage there, then bedbugs may enter and most of your belongings will be infested.
Instead, Jim suggests that you place your luggage in the bathtub when you first enter a hotel room. Afterwards, he recommends that you inspect and scan the room. First, check the bed’s backboards and then check the piping of the mattress. Next, check inside the bureau. Bedbugs are typically found within twenty feet of their host, so chances are they will be around or near the bed.
If you find bedbugs in your room, then listen to what Jim has to say. He’s an expert who will ensure that you have a pleasant hotel stay.