Traveling to a hotel soon? Then you’ll want to check out this video on how to look for bedbugs.
Bedbug infestations are found in many hotels and motels throughout the world. Unfortunately, they are not going away anytime soon. In fact, a study conducted by Bed Bug registry found a 44% increase in bedbugs at NYC hotels for January 2016 when compared to the same time in the previous year, even at 5-star hotels. And bedbug exterminators have said they’re seeing a 300% increase in business!
In this video, Jim Dill of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, tells you what to do when you first enter your hotel room and how to look for bedbugs in the room.
The first thing Jim says you should not do is put your luggage on the bed or luggage rack like the majority of people do. These are the places where bedbugs are most commonly found. Instead, put your bags in the bathtub or shower until you’ve had a chance to inspect the room.
Next, he says you should examine the bed’s backboards, the piping of the mattress and inside the bed’s nightstand. As gross as it sounds, you should also check for small bloodspots and black sand-like spots (that’s their fecal matter) on the mattress or mattress pad.
Jim has more important tips to share in the video below. This is incredibly useful advice as the last thing you want to do is have the nasty critters ruin your holiday. You also seriously want to avoid taking bedbugs home with you!
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