Bedbug-infested motels are on the rise once more. This is hold them from infesting your private home

Bedbug-infested hotels are on the rise again. Here’s how to keep them from infesting your home

Bed bugs are found in hotels worldwide, including all 50 states in the United States. Once bed bugs have established themselves in a home, they are difficult to get rid of because they are resistant to pesticides. Unfortunately, bed bugs are on the rise and more and more people are complaining about being bitten by them while staying in hotels. Outside magazine has some tips on how to stop those cuddly creatures from hitchhiking home on your clothes and luggage.

Here are some takeaways from the article:

  • Always check your room for signs of bugs – check mattress seams and box springs, especially at the corners, for peppery stains, stains, or bug skins
  • Do not place luggage on padded surfaces
  • Telltale signs of bed bugs: fecal stains, skin marks, and blood smears
  • Bedbug bites usually appear in a linear or zigzag pattern
  • Examine suitcases outdoors before bringing them indoors
  • Thoroughly vacuum your suitcase before putting it away
  • Use a hand steamer for your luggage
  • Wash and dry all your clothes before putting them away