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Does your hotel room have bed bugs?

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Hotel Bed Bug Infographic
Graphic by Moxie Pest Control

This infographic is brought to you by moxiepestcontrol.com. When I first saw this infographic I thought it was great advice, but then I got to thinking a little more….if you are staying in a hotel room that requires you to leave your luggage at the door and check for bed bugs, perhaps you should be looking for a different type of hotel. 

I have never even thought to check for bed bugs at any of the places I have stayed, and if they were as visible as the graphic seems to indicate they are, I would expect the cleaning staff to have taken notice long before I ever step foot into the room. If they have not, or the staff is not sufficient, I again state…YOU ARE STAYING IN THE WRONG PLACE!!

I’m not even talking about staying in a high class, overly expensive hotel. You can find great deals on a lot of travel sites, but seriously….you shouldn’t have to check for bed bugs when you are traveling!  YUCK!

However, if you are concerned about the possibility of bedbugs, this infographic does give great advice on how to check for those little buggers. 

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11 Responses to Does your hotel room have bed bugs?

  1. Sharon January 8, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    I’m not even sure where to start commenting. This should be titled “How to check for bedbugs” infographic – not how to check your hotel room. Seriously!!! :-) I will not be leaving my luggage at the door to check for bedbugs. If I can’t trust the hotel to at least be safe enough to take my luggage, I’m certainly not going to stay! lol But on a realistic note, bedbugs are probably one of the nastiest things I can think of! Yuck! This post just makes my skin crawl thinking about it! lol Thanks for posting ideas to keep us all safe and critter free!

  2. kelley Johnsen January 8, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Yuck! I have to say that seeing this would have had me turning around and finding another hotel immediately. When we travel I use a essential oil I spray on the bedding when we get there just to be safe, but I have never experienced bed bugs.

  3. Yeah, this definitely makes my skin crawl. Once we stayed at a hotel America’s Best (I usually would not give the name of the hotel but it kind of fits the store). Walked in and see a dead roach on the ground. As soon as I make the comment “Well, atleast it is not alive”… it starts coming for me! Really, I think it was in attack mode. I screamed in jumped on the bed. Anyways, after they we left… I refused to stay there. If that was America’s Best, I would hate to see what America’s Worst was!
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  4. Dawn January 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    That is disgusting! Really makes you want to go on vacation.

    For real – I used to stay at this one hotel at the beach. The last time we went there, the place was nasty…I mean, mold in the tub, grease on the stove, inexplicable stains everywhere. Needless to say, we refused to stay there. They were real jerks about the refund and I had to file a complaint with the BBB. Had I checked there FIRST I would have seen that there were several more to match. Articles like this make me think of hotels like that. *Shiver*

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  5. Jennifer Williams January 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    My husband laughed at me when we got home from vacation and I dropped everything in the laundry room and began laundry. He said we did not wear most of it and it did not need washed. I did not care as I did not know what was in the room we stayed in. I just sent him your article, thank you for backing up my side!!
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  6. Melanie K. January 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    I have never had a bed bug problem and never want to! It sounds like these pesky pests are hard to get rid of too! Thanks for the information. It’s very helpful and good to know what to look for to take preventative measures.
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  7. Kristin Wheeler (Mama Luvs Books) January 9, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    I know someone who this happened to and it’s AWFUL!! I itch just thinking about it.
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  8. christine jessamine January 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    10 minutes of checking is alot better than hundreds of dollars later on. after hearing some horror stories this is good advice

  9. Crystal @ Color Me Crystal January 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Bedbugs freak me OUT! This is why I refuse to buy used bedding and things. We take a couple trips a year and stay at hotels. I always check for bedbugs. Our shoes and everything are OFF the floor at all times. YUCK! Just gives me the creeps to think about them!
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