Posted by Bram Adelle on Friday, 14 February, 2020 14:13:03
Headboards fastened to the wall next to the bed (common in many hotels) are a great place for a flat little insect to stay. After feeding, they poop, creating tell-tale brown stains of your clotted blood. You typically won't see the bugs-they are fairly tiny and can scurry quickly-but you will see these stains.
Once you check in, take some time to look for the telltale signs of bed bugs in the hotel room. Adult bed bugs grow to a half an inch long, and you can spot them with the naked eye. They are, however, good at hiding, so you'll have to look closely.
You might encounter bed bugs in hotels. It is wise to check for bed bugs right away so you don't end up with an itchy disruption to your vacation. Here's how. Skip to content. Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram. How to Tell if a Hotel has Bed Bugs.
Business Insider recommends using a flashlight or your phone's flash to look behind the headboard or bed joints to see if anything has been lurking in the dark and skitters away in the light. If you do think your room has bugs, Rentokil.com recommends reporting your suspicion to the hotel immediately and asking to change rooms.
Once you have insured that these areas do not have bed bugs move on to other furniture in the room, especially upholstered chairs. As you are inspecting pay special attention to the seams. If you find bed bugs in your hotel room notify the front desk immediately and ask to be moved to a new room, which is not next door to the room where you found bed bugs.
Strip the mattress and box spring and thoroughly inspect the corners and seams. Use a magnifying glass and a flashlight. You're looking for rust-colored, reddish-brown blood stains and/or small brown ovals (molted bed bug skin).