Spring break is a time to get away from school and from home with friends and family. When you go on spring break, you'll probably stay in a hotel. While most hotels maintain their rooms so that they are as clean as possible, there is the possibility that you find bed bugs and even take them back home with you when you leave. If you follow a few tips, you can sometimes avoid bed bugs so that you have a pleasant spring break experience.
Take your own sheets when you stay at a hotel or anywhere else for spring break. You'll have peace of mind knowing that the sheets you sleep on and use to cover up with at night are from your own home and have been cleaned in the way that you desire. You should also take your own pillows and pillowcases. One option is to get a cheap set of sheets for your vacation so that if you see any bed bugs, you can just throw the sheets away instead of taking them home.
Pay attention to the reviews of the hotel. Travelers will always make it known if there are issues with the hotel. Look at areas where there might be bed bug complaints. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to find out if there are any hotels that have been reported about bed bug issues.
When you arrive at the hotel, check all areas of the room before you take your luggage inside. Examine all areas of the bed, lifting the mattress up to check the crevices of the box springs as well. Check at the headboard along with areas beside the bed next to the nightstand. One of the safest places to store your luggage is in the bathroom. There isn't any carpet or bedding in the bathroom where bed bugs can hide, which makes it a place for storing your items until you leave. Examine the furniture in the room as well because bed bugs can travel to couches and chairs. If you see any issues with bed bugs, let the hotel know. Get the hotel staff to put you in a new room, or find another hotel that offers better reviews. If you take bed bugs back home with you, A-Academy Termite & Pest Control can help to get rid of them so that they don't spread in the home.