Bed Bug Registry
People have been traveling for many years now, both domestic and international and with the increase of travel, the number of Bed bug infested hotels have also increased. And this is all because of guests unknowingly transporting Bed bugs through their clothing and luggage.
This is why thoroughly inspecting a hotel room before settling in very important. You must carefully check if there are signs of Bed bugs such as shed skins and their small fecal droppings and stains on the mattress, linens and pillows. If these indications are many and very visible then the infestation may possibly be severe and sleeping in the room will only lead you into getting hundreds of Bed bugs. However, if these signs are not so visible, you need to double check the cracks of the headboard, seams of the mattress, baseboards and in the folds of the furniture.
Bed bugs feed on their sleeping human host at night for 5 to 15 minutes and when full, the crawl back into their hiding place to hide and even lay their eggs. Bed bugs have also been known to travel as much as 30 feet in a night indicating that a hotel room may have Bed bugs hiding all over the place.
What is a Bed Bug Registry?
The main purpose of the Bed bug Registry site is to collect all reports of attacks or sightings of Bed bugs in Hotels from travelers. Here you can check if a certain hotel has been listed with Bed bug sightings, if the problem was dealt with and when the last report was posted. This site helps travelers from getting into contact with Bed bug infested hotels, suffering from Bed bug bites and transporting Bed bugs back to their homes.
Pre- Cautions to Take When Staying at a Hotel
A hotel room that may be slightly infested by Bed bugs cannot be detected that easily and as a matter of fact, 1 Bed bug that manages to hide in your luggage is enough to cause a serious infestation in your home. So when you stay at a hotel, always keep your suitcase off the floor and try to use encasement bags to prevent Bed bugs from crawling in.
Another fact to remember is that, just because you have not experienced any Bed bug bites or any indications at the hotel doesn’t mean that they are 100% safe. Bed bugs can keep in hiding and manage to hide or attach themselves on any of your belongings to be able to hitch a ride home with you. This is why you must be very particular about your clothes and not leave them laying about on the carpet, chairs or other furniture and use a metal rack if possible.
You can keep your clothes safe by keeping them in sealable or zip lock plastic bags having separate ones for those you haven’t worn and for those that already been used.
Vigilance is always essential to prevent Bed bugs