Bed bugs are basically little hitch-hikers. They’ll jump on almost anything to catch a ride to a new place, literally. One of the easiest ways to bring bed bugs home with you is from your hotel room.
We all know how it feels to get into a hotel room after a long day of travel, you want to toss your suitcase on the floor and drop on the bed and just lay there. While that seems appealing to do first, what you should really do once you enter your hotel room, is check for bed bugs.
First place to check, the most obvious, is the bed. Look at the headboard, between the headboard and mattress, behind the headboard. Next look at the corners of the mattress, under the sheets, and in the crevices of the mattress. Also check under the pillowcase.
After that, look at any furniture, even the bedside table drawers, dresser drawers, etc. Look at any upholstered furniture in the room – like couches and chairs or ottomans.
Lastly, the storage of your suitcase is important – use the luggage rack (check that too), or a bench that is off the ground to store your suitcase. The worst thing you can do is store your suitcase on the floor or on the bed. If you don’t do this, it doesn’t meant that you’ll immediately get bed bugs, it’s more of a good practice to prevent getting bed bugs.