There are many ways a stay at a hotel can turn unpleasant, and bed bugs can be one of the worst ways to ruin a trip. In addition to leaving irritating bites, bed bugs can also leave bite victims at risk of developing an infection, culminating in additional medical bills and distress.
Common places for bed bugs to hide in hotel rooms are in the seams of the mattress (pull up the sheets to look closely), in the cracks of the bed's headboard, in the baseboards, and in the folds of upholstered furniture. Also keep an eye out for droppings the bed bugs might have left behind in the hotel room.
If you come in contact with bedbugs at a hotel, ask for a garbage bag and tightly seal all of your belongings. Transfer all of your washable clothes to a different garbage bag outside of your home
How do you check for bed bugs in a hotel room? The bed is the most common place for a bed bug infestation. Pull back the bed sheets, especially at the head of the bed, and examine the mattress and box-spring seams. Using a flashlight, check underneath the mattress.
What do I do if I find bed bugs in my hotel room? Carefully examine your entire luggage to ensure there are no bugs on it. Pay special attention to the folds, crack and crevices of the bags and clothing. It is best to store the luggage in the hotel bathroom instead of keeping it on the designated table, shelf/cabinet or the bed in the room itself.
To look for bed bugs in your hotel room effectively, there are a couple things you'll need. First, make sure you bring some kind of flashlight. You don't need anything heavy duty; your phone's flashlight will be fine. Next, make sure you have a credit card or something similarly thin.