Work has many of us in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area traveling nationally and internationally. Of course, we’re also taking trips for vacations and visiting, too. Chances are you’ve stayed in bed bugs hotels. What can you do to prevent bed bugs bites? What can you do about bed bugs treatment?
Keep reading, and find out.
It has been noted that about 90% of bedbugs are found in hotel rooms. In fact, in popular tourist destinations, such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities, bedbugs are infesting not just hotels, but home as well.
Bed bug infestations have grown by 500% in the U.S over the past few years. In Ohio, for example, more than 70% of the hotels in the bigger cities have battled infestations. You may not know it, but you can inadvertently bring bed bugs home with you. So, clearly bed bug infestations are just happening in some third-world country. They are happening everywhere.
With this in mind, it’s important to know how to identify a hotel room that has been infested by bed bugs.
One of the most common signs of bed bugs infestation is a rash, which is usually itchy. In most cases, the person being bit (the host) may not notice the rash, but they will feel the itch. Bedbugs bites are itchier feeling than mosquito bites.
And, unlike mosquito bites where people feel the sting almost immediately, bedbugs have an anesthetic component in their saliva…which makes it hard for the host being bit to realize that s/he has been bitten.
Generally, the bite of a bed bug can only be noticed after a few hours. There are also some cases where the bedbug bite can be realized a few days after the first bite. Identifying the rash is important if the host wants to cure it. The bedbug bite is a red, round, and inflamed bump. And, it’s itchy.
At first, the host will only see a swollen bump. But over time, the rash may spread all over the host’s body.
If you really want to make sure that you will not suffer from bed bug bites – or bring a single bug at home with you, you must ensure that your hotel room is free from bed bugs. Before booking in hotel room, you can check online to see if there are any reported incidents of bedbug infestations in the particular hotel where you’re thinking of staying. It is always good to conduct some preliminary research to make sure that you are well-protected against bed bugs.
Once you arrive at your hotel, make sure to perform a detailed inspection of your room before unpacking your things. If possible, keep your bags outside the room during your inspection because if there are bed bugs in the room, they can easily hop onto your bags.
First, bring a small LED flashlight with you on your trip to help illuminate darkened or dimly-lit areas (I used the flashlight app on my iPhone…it’s LED light is nice & brite).
We recommend checking these areas:
If in case you spot any signs of bed bug infestation in your room, you should immediately contact the hotel staff, report the infestation, and ask them to put you in another room.
Many travelers are unaware of the epidemic of bed bug infestations in bed bugs hotels. And, some travelers who are aware may lull themselves into a false sense of security thinking that bed bugs only happen to other people. Or, they may think that inspecting their hotel room upon arrival is too much of a bother. Those are the travelers who often get bitten by bed bugs…and bring them home to have their very own bed bugs infestation.
Don’t be one of them.
Avoid putting your suitcase or clothes on the bed in the hotel room. And, when you arrive back home, we recommend you follow these steps:
What can you do about bed bugs treatment? First, if you’ve been bitten by bed bugs, we recommend you see your physician for bed bugs treatment.
For bed bugs treatment of your clothes and suitcases, bring them to Van Hooser Enterprises. We will fumigate your belongings bags in our portable treatment chamber used for bed bugs treatment. Our fumigation process is guaranteed to kill bed bugs in your suitcases.
If bed bugs have infested your bed, we can fumigate it, too, in our portable fumigation chamber. And, if the bedbugs have spread throughout your room, we can perform bed bugs treatment there, too.
Call us today at (408) 536-0550 to get some protective travel bags for your next trip. And, if you’ve got signs of bed bugs infestation at home, be sure to call us right away for timely and effective bed bugs treatment.